What is missing in today’s world is a healthy journey of what it looks like to become a woman/ adult in the 21st century. We believe that in order for girls & gender diverse teens to flourish into confident, authentic and connected young people, there needs to be a journey to womanhood/ adulthood that includes deep behavioural work, not just a one-off program.
This is why we created The Flourish Girl Journey.
At Flourish Girl we recognise after working with over 12 500 teenagers across Victoria that there is a lack of safe spaces for girls & gender diverse teens, there is lack of connection to themselves and their peers. Because of this, it’s lead to the bi-product of many mental health issues such as eating disorders, depression & anxiety. We also understand COVID has amplified these issues significantly. The need for our work is needed more than ever before.
The Flourish Girl Journey is a 3 part school based program that gives teenage girls & gender diverse teens the social and emotional tools they need to connect deeper with themselves, their peers & their purpose within their communities.
At the end of every year we provide an impact report to showcase the impact we have created through The Flourish Girl Journey. Since 2018 we have worked with 12 500+ teenage girls and gender diverse teens across over 84 schools in Vic. Last year (2022), we delivered a total of 142 workshops (which is a 56% program increase since the previous year), worked with 5280+ teenagers, 93% of participants recommend our programs and 91% of participants feel more connected to their peers after our programs.
We are also in the process of getting a program evaluation through 180 Degree Consulting as we know that this will help to build the efficacy of our programs and allow us to continue to scale our impact. We would also look to keep you on the journey of these findings as well.
Flourish Girl is a preventative mental health and emotional intelligence charity that delivers rites of passage programs to teenage girls and gender diverse teens between the ages of 13 – 18 years old in Victoria. In saying this, our vision is to scale through online and face to face programs across Australia. Our programs build self confidence, self awareness and social connectedness within schools communities and other trusted relationships. Our programs equip participants to navigate the journey to womanhood/ adulthood, and in turn contributes to positive mental health outcomes both as a teenager and later in life.