Thank Goodness I’m Female (TGIF)
The “Thank Goodness I’m Female” (T.G.I.F.) initiative focuses on the prevention of female relational aggression. Unnoticed, relational aggression, a pervasive form of bullying purposely intends to harm or manipulate relationships to hurt another. This prevention project is critically important since many teen girls’ problems from:
- low self-esteem
- eating disorders
- drug use
All can be rooted in social victimization. High school (h.s.) students teach younger girls to be positive advocates for one another, as well as for themselves, which decreases incidents of social victimization. This project is sponsored in part by The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio.
TGIF promotional video
Trained TGIF high school leaders create an inspiring video to motivate sixth grade girls to get involved with their school’s TGIF program. The video highlights the importance of teens creating positive change in their school by lessening relational aggression. Relational aggression uses a relationship to manipulate or harm another relationship. Take a look at this youth-developed piece to understand several forms of relational aggression.
Mean Tweets: Middle School Edition
“Will You Help Us?” Genoa Middle School TGIF’s Anti-bullying PSA
We all have a role in ending bullying. Genoa Middle School TGIF members directly ask for your assistance. Yet another teen-developed video allows the TGIF girls to perform encouraging ways to eradicate relational aggression. Direct, easy steps anyone can take are highlighted in this video.
“Who Says” Buckeye Valley Middle School TGIF’s Anti-bullying PSA
Buckeye Valley TGIF participants showcase how they can stop relational aggression, a pervasive but hidden form of female bullying. From the fast-paced scenes to the upbeat music selection, TGIF girls developed this entertaining video which tells you how they pledge to prevent bullying. Audience members feel compelled to encourage girls in their lives to be advocates for other girls!