Our first Rites for Girls Ambassador!

Girls across the UK set to receive a critical boost in practical and emotional support as Rites for Girls attracts A-list support and National Lottery funding

This week we unveil two incredible pieces of news and launch a free guide to celebrate:

Announcing our first Ambassador

British acting royalty, Golda Rosheuvel becomes our first Rites for Girls Ambassador, bringing increased profile to our mission to make the passage into and through the teens kinder, safer and more supported for girls aged 8-18yrs. Commenting on her new role, Golda says: “I have become a Rites for Girls Ambassador because I know this is something I would have benefited from as I was approaching my teens. I am inspired by the passion and commitment of the women at Rites for Girls to help girls grow into more confident, empowered, emotionally resourced women. I am delighted to be on board and urge anyone who wants to help make a difference to find out more.”
The appointment was cemented after Golda spent the day with girls who have attended our groups. Speaking of the encounter, she says: “On meeting some of the girls who have been through Rites for Girls programmes, I have heard first-hand how the organisation creates a space for them to share their experiences and learn from one another with openness, honesty and respect – guided by a trained Facilitator or Mentor. I’m honoured to become the first Rites for Girls Ambassador and am looking forward to being part of something that brings a brighter future for the next generation of girls as they navigate the challenges of adolescence and beyond.”

Celebrating a significant injection of funds

Golda’s onboarding coincides with Rites for Girls being awarded three-year funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, in recognition of the proven effectiveness of our programmes to reach communities across the country.  Rachel Stephens, Head of Funding at The National Lottery Community Fund, says: “Thanks to the hard work and dedication of staff and volunteers at Rites for Girls, and the money raised by National Lottery players, this funding will give an important boost to the mental wellbeing of girls.”

To date, we have welcomed more than 1,000 girls aged 8-18yrs to our programmes and feedback from the girls is overwhelmingly positive, with responses to a recent survey showing:
–        97% feel better about the future
–        96% say they know how to take better care of themselves
–        98% would recommend us to other girls

The successful bid enables us to:
–        Support our Facilitators and Mentors to reach more girls across the UKFor information on forthcoming groups visit:

–        Boost our capacity to train more women, with several new trainings beginning throughout 2024.  For more information join our next webinar.

–        Offer fully funded places to hundreds of girls who might otherwise not have access.  For more information, visit: https://www.ritesforgirls.com/girls-journeying-together/

Kim McCabe, Founder-Director of Rites for Girls, comments: “We are delighted to have such great news to share. We are thrilled to welcome Golda to the Rites for Girls family as her passion for making a difference matches our own. Her help in spreading the word about the supportive and open environment our Facilitators and Mentors offer to girls as they navigate their teens will be invaluable. Equally, recognition from the National Lottery Community Fund is testament to our 12-year track record of making a meaningful difference. Three years of funding will enable us to reach so many more girls by providing funded places for girls across the UK and boosting our capacity to train and support more women to take the work into their own communities.” 

Free Online Guide for Parents & Carers

To mark these milestone announcements, we have released a free online guide to support parents and carers as you navigate your invaluable role in shaping the next generation. It has been put together by Kim McCabe and builds on her popular online Parenting Course and inspirational book, From Daughter to Woman: Parenting Girls Safely Through Their Teens (Published by Robinson, 2018).

You can access the free guide here: ritesforgirls.com/free-guide

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