Girls BE U

(Girls: Building Empowerment and Uniqueness)

Girls: Building Empowerment and Uniqueness (Girls BE U) is an empowerment group offered to McLean County junior high and high school girls which allows them to explore their own unique and positive qualities through an open and creative curriculum.


As program participants gain greater self-awareness and confidence, their newly acquired skills and knowledge will enable them to become leaders and role models for others. The program allows girls to meet new people, try new things, and tap into their personal strengths and abilities within a safe and healthy environment.

Next Session

There are currently no sessions planned.
If you are interested in the next session, please register here or fill out an application form and submit to Prevention and Empowerment Services at YWCA McLean County, 1201 N Hershey Road, Bloomington, IL 61704, fax it to (309) 662-4506, or send it via email to
A $25.00 program fee will be due at time of acceptance into the program.
Please contact Prevention and Empowerment Services with any questions at (309) 662-0461 or
Session topics include:
Topics include healthy relationships, career exploration, volunteerism, and self-image. Girls will engage each topic with an interactive and hands-on approach, such as group activities, discussions, games, journaling, crafts, videos, and opportunities for new experiences.
What do girls enjoy about Girls BE U?
"Meeting new people and being friends with them, sharing my poems."
"I enjoyed having career day."
"Talking about relationships and being a girl."
"I loved the counselors."
"Getting to talk about anything and it being confidential."
"Talking about sexual health things, I learned a lot."