A TEEN GIRL EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM
From the desk of
The Creator of D.I.V.A. Academy,
Parents, school administrators, and community leaders, did you KNOW that 78% of girls with low self-esteem admit that it is hard to feel good in school when they do not feel good about how they look? Did you KNOW that 75% of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities such as disordered eating, cutting, bullying, smoking, or drinking when feeling badly about themselves (compared to 25% of girls with high self-esteem)? Did you KNOW that low self confidence is one of the main factors in teen promiscuity? Did you KNOW that teen girl bullying has become just as prominent and sometimes more severe than bullying among boys?
D.I.V.A. Academy: A Teen Girl Empowerment Program is a community intervention program that addresses low self- esteem. Low self-esteem is often the cause and result of bullying in middle school and a core issue that contributes to the high school drop-out rate. D.I.V.A. ACADEMY is a fun, interactive intervention program that helps young ladies who are bullied in some way or struggle with low self-esteem to improve their self-image and learn how to deal with negative peer pressure. After being in the program, girls will have learned how to love themselves, understand the value of their education, and know how to make better decisions.
D.I.V.A. Academy Testimonial from Students!
D.I.V.A. Academy: A Teen Girl Empowerment Program is based upon Shalena D.I.V.A.’s four step personal development process: DISCOVER, INVEST, VALUE AND APPRECIATE your natural gifts and talents. She believes that once a workshop participant discovers their natural gifts and talents, they become more self aware and develop a healthier self-esteem.
D.I.V.A. ACADEMY is an empowerment program for young ladies designed to promote:
Healthy Self-Esteem and Self Confidence
Positive Self Image
Self Awareness through Artistic Expression
Effective Decision Making
Goal Setting Skills
Better Study Habits
Coping with Peer Pressure
Building Healthy Relationships
D.I.V.A. ACADEMY IN THE NEWS!
D.I.V.A. Academy: A Teen Girl Empowerment Program has been featured in the media for the positive impact it had upon the lives of the young ladies who took part in the program. Notably, Shalena D.I.V.A.’s empowerment work with a group of troubled teens at a local middle school caught the attention of local media. Within 6 weeks, Shalena D.I.V.A.’s methods turned around the lives of these young ladies. CLICK on the pictures below to read the articles.
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MEET SHALENA D.I.V.A.
Shalena D.I.V.A. Broaster is the best-selling author of “Fire Your Friends: A Woman’s Guide to Becoming Her Own Best Friend”, an award winning speaker and certified life coach and business coach. She is a graduate of Duke University and the CEO of the Shalena D.I.V.A. Corporation. Her company is dedicated to the personal development and economic empowerment of women and the academic achievement of teens.
She grew up in a rough neighborhood in South Philadelphia where young men were senselessly murdered, including her oldest brother. Though lacking positive role models, Shalena D.I.V.A. found the courage to hold onto her dreams of attending college. She was accepted to the University of Pennsylvania and awarded the Philadelphia Mayor’s Scholarship which would’ve allowed her to attend on a four year scholarship. However, she attended Duke University instead where she was awarded The McGaughey Higgins Scholarship, also a four year scholarship. She ultimately earned a degree in Political Science and graduated from Duke University in 2001.
TEEN ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
In an effort to reduce the high school dropout rate, Shalena D.I.V.A. created an intervention program called D.I.V.A. Academy and partnered with local schools, churches and organizations. Through workshops and programming, she helps students build their self-esteem and create academic game plans. As a result, the students learn to believe in themselves and soar academically. Shalena D.I.V.A. has inspired hundreds of inner city students in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to go to college who otherwise would not have thought it possible for themselves. She wants students to experience the kind of academic success she achieved. They, too, can win scholarships and attend colleges of their choice despite challenging upbringings.
Shalena D.I.V.A. has been featured on the Dr. Oz Show, “The Chew”, and the “Bethenny Frankel Show.” She was also featured in the November 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine. Her work with teen girls has been featured in the Philadelphia Tribune and the Northeast Times Star. She has been interviewed on Hot 107.9 and countless of internet radio shows. She has 20,000 subscribers on Youtube, over 13,000 fans on facebook, and over 8,000 Twitter followers. She continues to find ways to spread her message of personal development, economic empowerment and academic achievement.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN D.I.V.A. ACADEMY?
If you are interested in Shalena D.I.V.A. bringing D.I.V.A. Academy: A Teen Girl Empowerment Program to your school or organization, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THIS FORM.
We can customize a 6 to 8 week program for your students, conduct a 1 day workshop or customize a year long program. You should note that there is a secular version of D.I.V.A. Academy: A Teen Girl Empowerment Program for non-religious organizations and a Christian version for religious organizations.
P.S.– Everything has beauty including YOU! It just takes a D.I.V.A. to see it!