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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

8230 Beechwood Dr.Lincoln, NE 68510

Girl Scouts Outreach Volunteer

About

BFF (Be a Friend First) includes a curriculum designed to help girls develop healthy relationship skills, understand relational aggression and learn about conflict resolution and bullying prevention.

Throughout extensive research, we found that about one-third of all girls worry about being teased, bullied or threatened at school. More than 160,000 students miss school each day out of fear of being bullied. Bullies themselves actually have a higher drop-out rate and are also more likely to bring weapons to school.

We also know that girl bullying looks different from boys’: It often involves teasing and exclusion, and cruel behavior in social media forums, all of which are harder for adults to notice. But the consequences are just as devastating: Girls who are targeted have higher rates of depression, eating disorders, alcohol and drug abuse and suicide.

Rather than addressing or punishing bullying behavior after it happens, BFF (Be a Friend Frist) gives girls the social and leadership skills necessary to prevent it in the first place.

BFF (Be a Friend Frist) is designed to help girls:

* Build self-confidence

* Identify and avoid bullying and exclusive behaviors

* Resolve conflicts peacefully and constructively

* Build trusting relationships with classmates and nonrelated adults

* Feel empowered to create a culture of peace

With our extensive expertise of girls’ leadership and relationships, the Girl Scouts is uniquely positioned and qualified to offer such a turnkey solution. Schools throughout the country are implementing this programming during health classes, after-school programs and even as an alternative to study halls and electives. The program is flexible and is able to be implemented in various settings.

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Life Coaching
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • Between 1-10 hours, Flexible

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