It is the repeated effort that causes learning to take place and leaders to develop.
Growth happens in the process.
Love Progress Park was founded to fill the gap in real world leadership and life-skills for girls. Schools and sports alone cannot solve for the confidence drop in middle school girls and the performance anxiety increase in high school girls.
While leadership positions like "captain" of a sports team, "lead" in a theater production, and others indicate leadership ability worth celebrating, Love Progress Park is designed to meet girls where they are and prepare them to lead in every area of their lives through ongoing personal development training that can be tapped into in and around life's transitions.
Without a program to compare with Love Progress Park's unique ability to bring girls out of their shells and into their best selves, kids will have hesitations about fully engaging in getting out of their comfort zones to experience real leadership growth over time.
Leading is hard.
It's not for everyone. A lot of kids will want to quit when it gets tough, and their parents will let them. We ask that you give us a chance to follow through on our end of the process.
Love Progress Park will see girls through the hard parts, and our Lead Group Coaches will follow alongside the girls as guides toward their individual leadership goals and potential.
Whether you're meeting with your Lead Groups weekly as an All-Year Leader and have a safe space and time set aside to build meaningful relationships with friends and mentors, having fun engaged in leadership projects, service, special virtual events, or showing up in the community to support the friends who are becoming "your people", Love Progress Park is the leadership club fighting for every girl to learn how to become her own hero.
Good things can happen in an instant, and meaningful transformation is possible over time. Sign up. Stick with us. Let's see all girls live with the courage to lead!
What to Expect
1 leadership skill in 1 hour - monthly, virtual events *NEXT EVENT 4/7*
Multiple, 3-6 hour days per camp; full, on-time commitment required
HEROwn Story Project
3-day workshop, 6 hour days; full, on-time commitment required
Fall Semester - 12 lead-ups + Spring Semester - 12 "lead-ups"; Meets weekly, mostly evenings, year-round in local small groups; Students will occasionally miss a lead-up because of a scheduled school commitment; Coaches will also offer weeks off for rest or reflection to benefit the growth of the group
L.E.A.D. Group Description
The Lead Group experience is designed to inspire and challenge girls to transform into confident leaders who are prepared to lead in every area of their lives. Using the platform of entrepreneurship, young women will deepen the practice of personal and social awareness through the format of small-group accountability, relationship management, and application of startup business strategies through the first-year Leadership through Entrepreneurship program.
An emphasis of strengthening emotional intelligence and growth mindset will unlock leadership competencies seeded in middle school and high school girls who are being cultivated to standout as future global contributors.
L.E.A.D. Group Expectations
The growth process requires honest effort and time. Therefore, what you get out of this Lead Group experience is entirely predicated upon what you invest into it. Yes, the expectation is that you commit to showing up to lead-ups like you would show up to any other class or practice.
Weekly and meaningful participation in Lead Groups, reflection, application of life skills and leadership strategies, demonstration of courage, openness, and trustworthiness will enhance and secure the safe space we are creating, help all students reach their individual leadership potential, and further enable girls' progress as a leaders.