WHAT is Be the Benchmark all about?
Parents are concerned about their daughters growing up to be happy and healthy young women. Be the Benchmark designs events and experiences (like Fierce Girls’ Friday) to help girls grow in confidence and learn habits that develop a healthy mind, body and spirit so you can enjoy – not dread – the teen years, and have a positive relationship with your amazing kid!
Be the Benchmark has taken on several different forms in the last 5 years …
FIRST I had a blog.
NEXT I held several short term (4 consecutive weeks) classes meeting at my home and Jupiter’s at the Crossing
THEN I tried a mail-order-leadership-for-girls membership where each week girls received some snail mail with affirmations and challenges and 7 Habits stuff and stickers, etc.
AFTER THAT I went back to offering some short-term classes
FINALLY I took a break … and had a baby…
ALL WHILE attempting to maintain the website/blog … and figure out the best way to accomplish the goal(s) of Benchmark as outlined above, still meeting with a few 1:1 clients regularly …
I KEPT PLANNING annual Day of the Girl Events (a movie screening at the Savoy 16, a STEM event at Urbana Independent Media Center, a GIRL POWER event at the Champaign Library, etc.)
As you know from previous FGF updates, I LOVE LOVE LOVE each and every month having the opportunity to encourage and empower young girls as they blossom into the amazing individuals they were created to be, while helping to guide their thoughts towards gratitude and teach them habits that will lead to HUGE BENEFICIAL DIVIDENDS for their futures!
#CHAMBANAGIRLS are in for some major excitement in the next few years with Be the Benchmark (some of which I polled you on with last month’s FGF registration… but even more than that! STAY TUNED!)
I cannot wait to see your daughters embrace who they are in even bigger and more beautiful ways as they change the community in which we live through their own AMAZINGNESS!
- BRING ONE NEW GIRL to November FGF and receive Benchmark Affirmation Magnet for locker or fridge!
- BRING TWO NEW GIRLS to November FGF and receive magnet AND a FREE BENCHMARK T-SHIRT
- BRING THREE OR MORE NEW GIRLS to November FGF and receive magnet AND T-Shirt AND a $5 Starbucks gift card for you and EACH OF YOUR FRIENDS!