Self-esteem resources for youth groups
A body-confident girl is ready to go after her goals. Use our specially-designed games and discussion topics to help get your group talking about body image.
We have a problem—60% of girls are so concerned with their looks that they are opting out of important life activities. This could be a reluctance to try out for a team or club, fear of giving an opinion, or even feeling too embarrassed to go to the doctor.
As a leader of young girls, we know that you have probably experienced some of these behaviors first-hand in your groups. If you’ve found this page, we also know you’re looking for a way to help prevent low body confidence from affecting the futures of the young girls you work with. The good news is that we’re here to help.
The Dove Self-Esteem Project has a collection of world-class education resources, many of which have been scientifically proven to significantly increase body confidence and the self-esteem of young people. Follow the links below to download our materials for youth leaders and mentors.
The Real Truth About Beauty: Revisited. Global review commissioned by Dove, 2010
Self-Esteem Activity Guide for Youth Leaders
Fun activities to get groups talking about their thoughts and feelings around the sometimes-awkward subject of body image. This toolkit includes a leader guide and activity books to run a single session with girls aged 10-14.
Our youth leader toolkit
Mindful Me Activity Guide for Girls
Step-by-step activities encouraging a mindful approach to physical appearance. This activity guide is designed for use in a one-to-one setting and helps girls think about “beauty” beyond the superficial meaning.
Our mindfulness activities guide
Free Being Me
A body confidence program developed in partnership with the World Association Of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. Find out more about this innovative program and the impact it’s having at the link below.
The Free Being Me website