Many programs do not distinguish between
services provided to girls and boys. However, “unisex
prevention programs, largely developed without regard
to gender, often with males in mind – fail to
influence millions of girls and young women. The women
of America have paid a fearful price in premature
death and destroyed lives for our failure to craft
programs aimed at their unique needs” (Joseph
A. Califano, Jr., Former U.S. Secretary of Health,
Education and Welfare).
Full of Myself® is a gender-responsive
program for girls. This means that we know the needs
of girls and respond to these needs. It also means
that girls are involved in every aspect of the program
including design, implementation and evaluation.
Full of Myself® was developed
by Dr. Lauren Josephs & Dr. Stephan Brown of Visionary
Vanguard Group, Inc. The program was designed with
the knowledge that:
• Girls differ in their developmental experience
• Girls have different pathways to problem behaviors
• Many traditional programs are based on a “male
• Girls are unique
• The needs of girls are unique
• The unique needs of girls are often unaddressed.
: Empowering girls to make healthy
Confident, enlightened, physically,
emotionally, & financially healthy young women.
I will walk through this world with confidence
With the unfaltering belief in the possibility to achieve
You may look at me and say “She is full of herself”
To You I say, ‘Yes! I am Full of Myself’.
(Excerpt from ‘Full of Myself’ Pledge©