Every young woman deserves to learn about what makes her feel happy, healthy, and powerful.
80% of 10-year-old girls have been on a diet. 1
7 in 10 girls believe they are not good enough or do not measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school and relationships with family and friends. 2
One in four girls experiences sexual assault or abuse before she turns 18 and nearly 70 percent of them experience sexual harassment in high school. According to one survey, just 9 percent of girls who experience sexual harassment or violence report. 3
Together We THRIVE builds a community of assertiveness where every young woman holds claim to her own body’s needs, power, and is an ally for other women in (and out of) her space, so that we can educate and empower ourselves and our communities how to break these cycles.
Many women’s health conditions go undiagnosed and most drug trials do not include female test subjects. 4
Fewer than 35% of women in innovation-driven economies (like the US) believe they have the capabilities to start businesses based on the opportunities they see.5
What are THRIVE Clinics?
THRIVE Clinics are Women's Empowerment Learning Groups composed of instruction, collaboration, inquiry, and activity. Each clinic includes team building and mindset sessions, as well as activities in the weight room (court, field, track, etc) that promote the discussions and values of a program.
Team Building and Mindset Sessions (Risk Taking, Confidence, Collaboration, etc)
It is our core belief that we can build strength on our own; however, by having the courage to share experiences and stories, we grow stronger together - we THRIVE.
Empowered women empower women. It is imperative as leaders to build leaders who build leaders.
Strength, Conditioning, and Health Inquiry (Power Lifting, Collaborative and Competitive, Workouts, etc)
Pairing our mindset work and core values with tough workouts in the gym, weight room, court, etc will elevate our confidence in taking risks and working together.
By engaging in tough, physical activity together, we can connect and realize our own value as a part of a team.
Hello! I'm Coach Waide!
Making this world a better place by building self-confidence, one young-adult at a time, is the reason I wake up every morning.
This charge has guided me to live out my purpose daily as a public high school English teacher and volleyball coach for the last ten years. I work each day to empower young adults to believe in their ability to make our world a better place.
As my career has progressed, I have been presented with unique opportunities to engage in empowerment learning (personally and professionally), and utilize these skills in a number of ways to benefit the young adults I work with on a daily basis. Not only has this development benefited my classroom and my volleyball program, I have also worked with colleagues to co-create and sponsor empowerment groups such as a Young Women of Purpose Advisory
which meets once a week and a Active, Healthy, and Empowered Women Intensive which is held for one 40-hour week each Spring.
2019 is the year to take these experiences and use them to empower our young women through THRIVE Empowerment Clinics. If young women can build the belief in themselves, the security to take risks, and the knowledge to know what makes them feel powerful, healthy, and happy - we can inspire generations to take on the world.
W E N E E D Y O U R H E L P
We are asking for your help because we want to plant the seed of happy, healthy, powerful living in our young women so that they can then mentor others within their communities.
By making a donation to Together We THRIVE, you are contributing to the following needs:
- Licensing and Insurance Fees (Operating Costs)
- Marketing, Feedback, and Client Acquisition Needs
- Additional Training (Girls Gone Strong - Coaching and Training Women Academy)
- Funding for Clinic 1 - Beginning April 5th (which includes but is not limited to the following):
- Equipment and Needs for Classroom Instruction and Strength Conditioning
- T-Shirts for each participant
- Healthy food choices/snacks for the participants
- Printing Services for the THRIVE Toolkit and Journal each participant will utilize and take home.
2. Real Girls, Real Pressure: National Report on the State of Self-Esteem, Dove Self-Esteem Fund
5. Regis College Online