A BODY-POSITIVE HEALTH AND FITNESS CURRICULUM for middle school girls
Because self-confidence takes continuous work and practice.
We facilitate a body-positive curriculum for middle school girls that fosters discoverability of the many ways our bodies can move and helps them to develop healthy, positive relationships with their bodies.
With a focus on the most formative years of a girl's life—middle school— our curriculum addresses the critical need for emotional, social and physical development for girls, with topics ranging from social media’s impact on beauty ideals to mindfulness, body diversity and genetics. Discussions occur in a casual environment, with an overlay of creative, contemporary physical programming, such as hip hop dance, cheer dance, yoga —even kickboxing.
Through our 12-week program, we strive to enable girls to attain the knowledge and skills that will help them tap into their own inner strength and resilience. To feel confident in their bodies, despite social pressures or marked changes of puberty. To work towards creating a world where everyone can feel beautiful. To teach that having fun and pushing comfort zones are not mutually exclusive.
Our programs are facilitated by certified fitness and dance instructors (we call them “Mentors”) and held in middle-schools and community centers. Every program runs for 12 weeks and meets 2x a week for 45 - 60 minutes either during a lunch period or after school. 20 minutes is dedicated to discussion and 25 minutes to physical practice. At the end of the season, the girls complete a final project that helps spread the message about body confidence.
Movement as a Source of Strength
Body Diversity and Genetics
Growth and Change
Food as Fuel
Why We Eat
Presence in Movement
Owning Our Identity and Strengths
Choosing Positive Role Models
Advertisement Images and Messages
Using Media Messages for Good
Strength in Discomfort
Communication in Conflict
What is Perfection?
The Power of “I”
Session Two Focus: The Power of “We”
Graduation and Sharing
Our body-positive middle school curriculum is getting a makeover! We are revising our curriculum and developing a turnkey delivery model that will provide schools with the tools and resources to facilitate our body-positive lessons and movement-based activities. This revision allows us to rapidly expand our middle school program into new schools across the country. In 2019, we aim to have our curriculum in 35 schools - tripling our impact!
LEARN MORE Inquire for your middle school today.
We are accepting applications of interest for the 2019-2020 school year.
Please submit an application and someone from the Movemeant Team will be in touch with you.