I AM CONFIDENT Mini Retreat
TEACHES GIRLS SELF-PROTECTION. Our best defense is a great offense, and our best offense begins by trusting ourselves and knowing that we are enough. Daily messages of “You aren’t smart/popular/attractive/athletic enough,” leave many girls believing they truly aren’t enough. Self-protection is a daily practice but we must know how to implement it. When we believe we are unworthy, there isn’t a defense system that will protect us. The I AM Initiative teaches the basics of self- protection while also guiding girls to self-esteem, self-responsibility and self-care. We tackle bullying,drugs, trusting your intuition and the power of believing in yourself through movement and interactive exercises. Dress in active wear.Our desire is for young women to embrace their lives as worthy endeavors, their personal safety as the highest priority, and know they make a noteworthy difference in the world. The I AM Initiative retreat has three foundational principles: THINK FEEL ACT. GIRLS LEARN THE POWER OF KNOWING WHO THEY ARE.THINK: I AM STRONG What you think is what you are. The first rule of I AM is: F.L.Y. (FIRST LOVE YOURSELF)GIRLS LEARN THE POWER OF TRUSTING THEMSELVES.FEEL: I AM CONFIDENT In uncomfortable scenarios you will trust your gut and follow the second rule of I AM: FACE YOUR FEARS, RUN AWAY FROM DANGERGIRLS LEARN THE POWER OF USING THEIR TALENTS TO HELP SERVE THE WORLD.ACT: I AM POWERFUL What you do is intricately connected to what you think and how you feel. The third rule of I AM is: BE POSITIVE CHANGE.