Join the growing movement in closing the self-esteem gap for girls.

Bring Lessons For My Daughters to your school, community, or organization. 

Lessons for My Daughters is an innovative, evidence-based program that provides social emotional support for girls (ages 10-18) in a safe, inclusive space. The program fosters positive academic and personal behaviors by providing a learning experience that extends beyond the parameters of a typical one hour assembly. An 8-week empowerment series for female students in junior and senior high school, Lessons For My Daughters provides targeted social emotional support in alignment with New York State’s Social and Emotional Development and Learning (SEDL) Guidelines.

The program is integrated into the regular school day, often times during gym, health or advisory. Girls participate in weekly 45 - 60 minute interactive workshops that focuses on skills such as: confidence, self-care, empathy, and mindfulness. This increases their resilience and competencies in self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, decision-making and relationship skills.

The curriculum was developed and is taught by Carmin Caterina a NYS licensed speech-language pathologist with a background in educational administration. She is also certified in suicide prevention. Ms. Caterina has over 15 years experience working within NYC and Long Island's highest need schools, educating underserved and at-risk youth. 

Implementation of our full workshop is available through the Nassau County BOCES Arts in Education Website.  Arts in Education offers a wide range of teacher workshops and in-school programs, all of which are aidable to districts. Lessons For My Daughters is also an approved vendor for the New York City Department of Education (LES368352) as well as one of the founding members of the DOE's recent GEM Nation (Girls Empowerment Movement) Initiative.


How will this benefit our school or community?

Girls who complete the program report feeling more confident, having an increased self-esteem, are able to speak up for themselves more often and feel more connected to themselves and the world around them. 

Whats included in the workshop?

Eight 45-60 Minute Interactive, Hands-On Lessons 

Parent Informational Workshop

Student Access to Carmin Via

Parent Communication Portal

A One Hour Staff Consulting Session

Social Media Promotion of Your School/Organization 

Banner For Your School Showcasing Your Commitment To Female Empowerment

Gratitude Journal, Keepsake Mirror, T-shirt, & Workbook For Each Participant

How do we bring this to our school or community? 

Our workshops are available 4 times per year, during the following months. 

April - May: Eight weekly lessons, 45-60 minutes each 

July - August: Six weekly lessons, 90 minutes each

October - November: Eight weekly lessons, 45-60 minutes each

January - February:  Eight weekly lessons, 45-60 minutes each

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How does social-emotional learning align with Common Core?

Common Core Verbal Standard:

When constructing viable arguments, students justify their conclusions, communicate them to others, and respond to the arguments of others.

Corresponding SEL “social awareness” and “relationship management” skills:
Respect others (e.g., listen carefully and accurately)
Understand other points of view and perspectives
Identify social cues (verbal, physical) to determine how others feel
Predict others’ feelings and reactions
Manage and express emotions in relationships, respecting diverse viewpoints

Common Core Math Standard:

Students make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

Corresponding SEL “self-management” skills:

Possess self-efficacy
Work toward goals
Attention control
Manage personal stress
Regulate emotions such as impulses, aggression, and self-destructive behavior
Seek help when needed
Exhibit positive motivation, hope, and optimism
Display grit, determination, or perseverance

Common Core English Language Arts Standard

Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

Corresponding SEL “relationship management” skills
Exhibit cooperative learning and working toward group goals
Communicate effectively
Cultivate relationships with those who can be resources when help is needed
Provide help to those who need it
Demonstrate leadership skills when necessary, being assertive and persuasive
Prevent interpersonal conflict, but manage and resolve it when it does occur

Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

Corresponding SEL “self-awareness”, “social awareness”, and “responsible decision-making” skills:
Label and recognize own and others’ emotions
Analyze emotions and how they affect others
Evaluate others’ emotional reactions
Reflect on how current choices affect futur