This month, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club SMART Girls group had the chance to visit UNC-TV for a studio tour experience. To say they enjoyed themselves is probably an understatement!
Ms. Ayana, the SMART Girls leader, initiated the tour at UNC-TV for the girls in her group. She has built a curriculum for this program to encourage the young girls she works with to explore careers in a variety of areas, and to expand their understanding of the world around them. Each month, the group works on a service project, and they focus on central themes like kindness, generosity, and more.
The SMART Girls not only had an opportunity to have a behind-the-scenes tour of UNC-TV, but they got to be stars! They practiced speaking on camera, using the professional equipment, and they even got to be in a 30-second preview for a show on UNC-TV!
SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls in three age groups, spanning ages 8 to 18. Through dynamic sessions, participatory activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships with peers and adults.