Peace Corps Official
This Idea Book is the first of a series of booklets produced to share specific activities you may be interested in replicating. Titles in the series are listed below. All of these ideas come from the work of Volunteers. Most of the submissions contain only the description printed— there is no additional information. Others were parts of larger reports. To obtain copies of the Idea Books, contact Information Collection and Exchange (ICE).
The close relationship Peace Corps Volunteers develop with their communities and schools places them in a unique position to influence the behaviors and attitudes of the young women with whom they work. Workshops, camps, clubs, special events, and just friendly conversations, all have the potential to promote decision-making skills, encourage goal setting, and build confidence.
Dreaming, discovering, and growing is a life-long process. Volunteers can provide opportunities and serve as catalysts for this growth. Whether interacting with young women through schools, in communities, or in day-to-day exchanges, Volunteers have the potential to help girls change their lives for the better. This booklet provides a collection of ideas and activities from Volunteers around the world to be used as a resource in the valuable work of empowering young women.