This ten-session program improves adolescent girls' confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness, encouraging students to develop problem-solving strategies about peer pressure, sex, substance abuse, and being a parent.

Role Models
Role models

Introduction

The facilitator can outline the main aims of this session as follows:

  • For students to consider the concept of a role model.
  • For students to reflect on why certain people become role models and what it is about them that others admire or otherwise.
  • For students to examine the difference between positive and negative role models.

It will also be important to highlight how the media plays a significant part in promoting certain individuals as role models and how they do this, for example, through advertising.

Activity 1 – Icebreaker: Thought Storming Activity

Students are asked to consider the following question:

What is a role model?

They can either make use of the activity sheet provided or, alternatively, the facilitator can record students' responses on the whiteboard ...

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