Nov 3, 2017|
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The conversation I'm your host Ellen Taylor is so much for spending time with us this weekend. Joining me this segment is Jolene he gains she is the co-founder of Z girls. I can find out more about them at the girl's death or there or how girls and sports to be confident resilient and curb rages. Join us as we look at issues that affect us here at home community and across the nation. Jolene. Thank you so much for taking the time today. Allan thank you so much for having me it's a pleasure to be here. These girls founded by Olympic an NCAA athletes. Which one are you are you wonder bulk. And NCAA athletes I great professionally courier and Michael fountain is the Olympian. Nice and now you have helped over 200 girls from across the country. In a confidence they need to chase down their dreams tell the girls and I know that. You're empowering right girls through sports but there's got to be more to it than just that. Tell me everything I need to know Jolene who. Yeah I can like I started getting an inspiration for how hard it. If he gets the whole picture though. I am tired and eerie scene I raised my head and delay and compassion per year. He's got a gal and the coaching on the weekend and would argue that girl and heard it the way they talk themselves so painting like I never. Never going to be. Talent like me elected it's really really negative self talk and they have their bad. Or was it just means invite you. I had about a lot of the things they say to themselves. I have to say to myself in Manhattan. You know whether it like going to her job either Yale or you know just by speaking engagement and eat and only beat arsenal got. And it's shocking that it started. Such young age you know without equipment are 111213. And they'll. Hit. And you know you just think it's normal we normalize it and. Michael Connor I got into like this it doesn't have to be that way like we don't have to be at New York felt that the car. And look what would the world look like keep it girls learned that eleven what would they be like Atlanta and if they learn. Love the town and. Positively talks themselves and support one another. So that was the inspiration behind the cows like fun. It doesn't exist we're gonna make it. I lot that focus that you make it does not it tell your co-founder TV said she's the olympians nowadays I'm sure she has a name right. Libya blog I guess is I'll let you out of play action issue that the Utah. And that on our board and it just absolute wonder. Now I her friend who also is volunteers is a program shell like up from Q thirteen fox. That you guys essentially establish the girls as a project well you guys were at U dub and my is that kind of right. It did to Iraq and Libya by the law school and I went partying in a sales job and a. So old he did a pilot program with teaching here and idol and the girl and the parents loved it now like okay what's next. You know like you got a toxin like that was the program you know the decline still locked into a whole curriculum with a mentors or. And. And out more girls need that you've got. Bring that all over the country and so we entered the idea. In Q do you doubt that the plank competition thinking like you know how there's no. At what we are confident we're gonna do well we'll let you know I didn't really do well. We got second place at a ninety cheeky. Deep into the back and 2018. And no one of the final judges actually was. Are Berry burst like eagle donor and that. It yet and I'm gonna picture to help him make that possible and heated day we are so grateful and I. And you know in four years helping 12100 girls and counting. Age ranges for the girls like who like the youngest to the oldest what can now what a tree and are we talking here. It's eleven to sixteen. 1116 years old and then all of our mentors are you now actually. So like you mentioned the child like attack. You know they were growing up it now that fox correspondent and there's just mean she's one of the many many what is now hundred. He mentors that we have on the country. They're really amazing. Phil is. Our eleven year old doing the same thing as a sixteen year old I mean let's the curriculum like for each of them. Yeah I don't have the curriculum we have. About six levels right now that development you. Level each year at this time that they can start at any age eight Healy did start at eleven and then stay until they. That we have many many good girl Cummins and start it. Fifteen year old. And they want they'll start at level one. And at the shore helps bring the curriculum alive through. Margaret church discussions. On an activity but the curriculum et Al is already in the same concepts which is. My opponent positive out hot cold eyed teen communication skills and mean we have over. Fifty different topics now so. Insane that's crazy crazy good crazy good at this so much in such a short amount a timeout and put the name these girls. Are. Who did it in our hero limitation. So what do we. Especially in sport is you know brash and things that the girls are aware of. Better externally we cannot change that internally the shell out the feared the insecurity. Those. Limitations that we can control and we cannot down rates that we have to live. In self doubt and the year and beat ourselves up all the time LD girl lived. At your limitation. Love it again on the only Jolene Hague and she is the co-founder of the girls Z girls dot org empowering girls and sports to be confident resilient and courageous. OK so I had got a daughter between the ages of eleven and sixteen and she's in to see girls and you know she can be part of this. The parents involved. Parents are and we know how important is to get them involved to have them understand the concept that I got there are Larry it. It basically showed that. At that he'd go out looking to their parents called Internet which is exactly why we have are meant to eat a happy. We all that the court appearance. Yes that match that we have that and video. Theories that educational dream on and Nvidia goes out every Monday at apps you hit on. Tackle one at the topic that we teach the girls and the parent who are registered. That they're daughters actually in our program is eight gas. Eight. I get it would be like that's parents curriculum as well that partners with what the girl diagonally and so they can do it all out on the also how congress eight starters is on a ride home from a lot for their daughter. Like what you he'd talked about we give them an answer questions and discussions that they can bring to their daughter. Now say for example. I'm a man I have a new lease or I'm a female which this is true this is my case I'm a girl I. I played cheerleading and golf so I mean I I did sometimes sports but some people didn't work. But I still want to look. I might not be a female athlete but I still want to support the Z girls how can I do that I would assume like a monetary donation is there other ways. That people can help you. Absolutely that we are non profit and we are always looking for donations are now we actually just launched. A campaign in Seattle nine enact our Bonnie Hafner on November. Aren't on great Alley cats always looking for donations and support for girls that needs scholarship. Now what we always have volunteers is the project internally that people get involved in. And it all the time if you have a body you're an athlete so you know always looking for people to get involved even if it saves. On the field want their life at rock climbing course back. On they run that you yoga. Everyone can get involved. From any angle so when really helpful. Is it OK am I dig a little bit deeper into that because you know me being like a woman in my thirties again I'm like golf and cheerleading and so quick to say no that wasn't a sport but it. Going out in doing something and now there's just such a big stress on everyone's just get out move he doesn't matter what it is just get out and do something maybe you're not made. To be on the basketball team or maybe you're not made so run hurdles in track you know so there. What's defined as a sport is really kind of wide open so you're basically saying that you know. Girl between the age of eleven and sixteen could you'll find themselves with a mentor and be apart of the girls yes sir did not understand right. Absolutely. And so you know our goal at this court every girl between the ages of eleven. He now our mentor our he'd not aptly but I desire not to create. You know NCAA an Olympic. Athletes are desire to create girl who are confident. And resilient and believe in themselves. So you know it is the land that they each each of the way we do it but. You know it's like we did all the time at your daughter is that interest dead and getting outside and that means a lot to go for a hike. That are involved in the girl put her circle and get her a part of one of these group. Actually gonna happen on some female role model like that talks about her body what it. Her and not when it looks like it is completely changes the whole competition. And again so this is not just for kids who are athletes are wanna go down that road that's definitely not the case that you like you said the land that you see this through but. It's up for anyone let's say a kids trying out for the volleyball team on Mercer Island in doesn't doesn't make us but she can still. The apart of the girls and if anything that's probably. A milk of the B key part of that team here's a teen he can be part. Absolutely yes and it's either and also our program is Rima you can do that we have our next month starting December earth. And to the girl kick out and I'll do it Schick huddle at what we call it at that the meeting their call. And W that there mentor. Quite some month turn our. And don't walk through different topic. Each each. Hoddle and at the end of the season they get a celebration and party and then. And that actually been to opt in March and they are level two or come back the next year reliable hit that totally. The group than what they wanted to. So the next season starts December 1 how do we get our kids signed up for the girls. Andre question though that the girl dot org and on and started out great there on that. And then Milwaukee you're exactly how to get kinda though it either you can start a circle with a minimum look. Five girls and that we bring everything he did bring them mentor of the curriculum to work but. Material everything becomes cute it encrypt that girl. Or if you are pretty you know what friend that the popular girls you can register for her circle as well until we let the parent stop organize that. I'm in the end and different groups have formed whether it's on the team are much neighbors are classmates at we have alt a rhetorical. And again at the girls dot org MX and the website right now and lucky yet the tab he said yup there's that gets started tab there's the don't tab and then there's a summer camp. Town tell me about that. Summer camp is now back at it could record organ match it and it ensures and I can't so the girls learn. Though a level one of curriculum but they also go to Iraq eagle rock climbing mountain biking went Turkey yoga and hiking it. Six days jam packed. Company building curriculum and situation where those girls are going to step out of their comfort zone and it's magical. It's magical content I have and I'm a little older than sixteen but in the count on me. Every angle like apartment I suspect that we Dublin by eight lacked it that year. 100% return back. Again. Because their like this is my dream can't I wish I had that. And. Regulations on your success against d'alene Hague and co-founder of the girls I'd get more information at Z girls up or it. Jolene think is a much for taking the time we appreciate you everything you do it for all of the girls here in eighth in the great northwest in around the country.