I have been an educator at the K-12 and college level for 28 years. I think this is a critical time to support girls in their socio-emotional development, as well as their academic and leadership development. Now more than ever, girls need to know that they have many opportunities in life and can be strong on their own, but stronger with a community of sisters at their side. I am honored to tell you that I think the work that Sand Sisters is doing is empowering and powerful for all young women. The materials included in their Girl Powerful journal is supportive and developmentally appropriate. - L. Edmondson, Ed.D

Tedi and Sonya, Founders of Sand Sisters LA

Sand Sisters has helped my daughter develop a strong sense of self. She has learned to journal and use language that helps articulate her emotions. Through reflective exercises and games, she is encouraged to celebrate both her and her “sand sisters” individual strengths. Through participation in Sand Sisters’ Girl Powerful program, my daughter has completed their 10-week program and the concept that "girls can do anything" is deeply ingrained in the person she is becoming. - Kerri S., parent

You have taught me to love myself just the way I am and I have confidence in everything I do! You have inspired me to have faith in me and all the other girls in this amazing world. I learned that you can be yourself and you don’t have to be afraid to show your emotions. - Sand Sister, 6th grade

Tedi and Sonya, Founders of Sand Sisters LA

My ten-year-old daughter has been participating in the Sand Sisters Girl Powerful after-school program for 3.5 years and has also participated in several mentor programs organized by Sand Sisters. I am grateful for the love and energy that Tedi, Sonya, and the other facilitators have shown her and the other girls in their program. By modeling empathy, concern, and confidence they have been exemplary role models. - Lauren B., parent

I would (and have) recommend Sand Sisters for anybody with young girls looking to boost self-confidence, help them find a way to be kinder and ultimately be happy with themselves. - Stephen B., parent

Tedi and Sonya, Founders of Sand Sisters LA

Sand Sisters brings girl power to all of the girls that need it. It makes me feel good because it makes me happy. I have so much fun! - Sand Sister, 5th grade

We live in a time where girls are expected to be strong, empowered and confident. While these are positive expectations, it can be daunting and overwhelming. Girl Powerful offers girls the guidance and support needed for positive self-discovery. Like a best friend who sees only the best in you, Girl Powerful gives every girl the tools she needs to see the best in herself. - Brooke F., K-5 educator and mother