Cultivate Conscious Kids

​Our Grow Great Girls and Build the Best Boys programs are designed to build personal confidence, self-esteem and social capacity.

Why attend a Cultivate Conscious Kids Program?

  • Navigate a challenging world as your best and strongest self
  • Discover what you value and stand for
  • Develop the courage to speak up for what you believe
  • Learn to navigate challenging friendships and relationships
  • Learn how to create boundaries to keep yourself emotionally and physically safe
  • Strengthen the bond between moms and their children in the critical middle school and teenage years
  • Develop the ability to make tough decisions and have difficult conversations
  • Explore the impact of social media
Begin quote The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. – Alice Walker

Did you know?

  • By middle school, girls are 25% less likely to say they like taking the lead
  • Boys are 30% more likely than girls to flunk or drop out of school
  • 74% of girls say they are under pressure to please everyone else
  • Close to 1 in 4 eating disorders occur in males
  • 1 in 4 girls today fall into clinical diagnosis - depression, eating disorders, cutting, emotional disorders, and 2 in 4 report being anxious, sleep deprived and under significant stress
  • By age 17, 13% of boys and 36% of girls have been or are depressed
  • 51% of girls say they experience stereotypes that limit their right to express themselves with originality and strength
  • Nearly 18% of adolescent boys are concerned with body image
  • 3% of Fortune 500 CEO's are women
  • 18% of both girls and boys report being bullied 2-3 times a month or more
  • 1 in 3 girls does not feel that she has the "opportunity for open discussion in her classes"
  • By age 14, just under 30% of boys will talk to their peers about bullying

Statistics from: National Center for Educational Statistics, heartofleadership.orggirlsinc.orgNational Center for Biotechnology InformationJAMA Pediatricsstopbulling.gov, and dosomething.org.

Making a Difference

  • Kids need to be taught it's okay to stand up for what they value.
  • Kids can learn to access the courage to speak up for what they believe.
  • The mother-child bond can be strengthened to promote open communication and positive modeling and mentorship.
  • Girls and boys need to develop the ability to make tough decisions and have difficult conversations.
  • Learning how to navigate challenging friendships and relationship is a life-long skill.

We can help. Our uniquely designed programs:

  • Build leadership capacity in girls and boys by helping them access their authentic voice and inner courage.
  • Develop the skills necessary for effective leadership.
  • Strengthen girls' and boys' sense of self and confidence.
  • Address issues of gender, race and class in a way that allows for courageous conversations and collaborative connections.
young girl with the words confidence and power written on her arms

Please contact us with any inquiries regarding sponsorship, participation, possible scholarships and more: usdli@sandiego.edu