Severson Sisters offers creative and supportive programs to enhance self-esteem, strengthen sisterhoods and provide bullying solutions to girls. Our core values are built on education, awareness, playfulness and inspiration.
We strive to make girls in our program role models. We help them see the signs of bullying and give them the skills and motivation to process the situation.
Ultimately, our goal is to populate schools with role models who practice positive behaviors and influence their peers to do the same.
The Severson Sisters approach to bullying is unique for two key reasons:
1) Uniquely developed for girls
We developed our program specifically to meet the needs and interests of girls. Statistics show girls actually bully more than boys, and they use very different tactics.
We match supportive themes with creative activities. If we’re talking about relationships – bad and good – we might bring in creative supplies to make greeting cards. We use the cards to start a discussion about what’s happening at school and with friends.
We end each session by working on a bullying-solution action plan that fits each girl’s personality.
2) Focus on positive relationships
We focus on using positive words and thoughts to give and receive positive relationships. By doing this, girls learn how to nurture powerful and healthy relationships. This is how Severson Sisters believes we will decrease bullying – by helping girls develop positive relationships with one another and themselves.
After experiencing a variety of creative outlets, girls leave our program with a powerful combination of experiences, social skills and confidence. They have tools to avoid and defeat bullying by maintaining their self-esteem and positive relationships with their peers.