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Girl Power: Support girls between the ages of 9 and 13

Studies show that many girls tend to lose self-confidence and self-worth between the ages of 9 and 13. During this pivotal age, girls become less physically active, perform less well in school, and neglect their own interests and aspirations.

It's during these years that girls become more vulnerable to negative outside influences and to mixed messages about risky behaviors. Launched on Nov. 21, 1996, Girl Power! is a multiphase, national public education campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help encourage and empower 9- to 13-year-old girls to make the most...


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