Oasis facilitates outreach to girls throughout the community using the Girls Circle curriculum model, a research-based, nationally utilized, structured support group for girls. The model integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths, and competence in girls. Girls Circle aims to counteract social and interpersonal forces that impede girls’ growth and development by promoting an emotionally safe setting and structure within which girls can develop caring relationships and use authentic voices.
Girls Circle encourages girls to share experiences that are helpful to one another. To participate, girls must make a commitment to attend the meetings, and follow the circle guidelines to be respect, no belittling, interrupting, offer experiences, not advice, keep the focus on oneself, and keep what’s said in the group private. Girls are free to share during meetings at their own pace.
We are facilitating or have facilitated Girls Circles at Buck Lake Elementary , Boys & Girls Club of the Big Bend, Capital City Youth Services, Amos P. Godby High School, Ghazvini Learning Center, Life Skills, HOPE Community, James S. Rickards High School, Leon High School, Fairview Middle School, Griffin Middle School, Nims Middle School, Stars Middle School, Cornerstone Learning Community, Palmer Monroe Teen Center, and Girls Can Do Anything Summer Camps.
If you are interested in bringing a Girls Circle to a school or community group, please contact Celeste Cerro by mail or call 850-222-2747.