Rosie’s Girls Program Replication
In June 2000, Vermont Works for Women piloted the first Rosie’s Girls Summer Program at the Center for Technology in Essex Junction, VT. Since then, it has worked with partners nationwide to offer the program to over 1,200 girls.
We support a variety of groups (municipalities, nonprofits and technical centers) in urban, rural and suburban areas in customizing and implementing the Rosie’s Girls summer days camps Program. In our experience, successful replication depends on the collaboration and excitement of a group of hard-working, determined individuals or organizations who commit to working together — and with us– to plan, run and sustain the program. The ideal team would consist of people having both technical skills and expertise in adolescent girls’ development.
An organization or team that purchases a license to operate the program receives significant support and guidance from VWW. The support is most intensive in the first year, including:
- Technical support to provide guidance, reflection and perspective and to answer questions about planning and running the program;
- the Rosie’s Girls Summer Program curriculum – a detailed, comprehensive set of materials that covers all program components;
- the Administrator’s Toolbox – a compendium of nuts-and-bolts materials used in program administration such as sample grant applications, forms and marketing materials;
- Evaluation Tools – used to provide qualitative and quantitative information about a participant’s experience in the program
- Access to the national network of Rosie’s Girls Summer Program providers
VWW maintains an ongoing commitment to support Rosie’s Girls program sites in subsequent years.