September 1, 2014 •

September’s Month of Action: Girls Taking the Lead

NIKON_D5100_20140412_8065This month, we are proud to feature some pretty amazing NJ middle school girls who developed their own Girls’ Leadership Program for girls just like them! 

This four-part program was designed to inspire and challenge girls to take the lead in their lives and in their communities. It was developed in partnership with the Princeton-Blairstown Center: a non-profit organization that has been helping young people build leadership skills for over 100 years. And we are honored to bring their efforts to the IDG Summit for September’s Month of Action.

This week: We dare you to see girls for their strengths!

Step 1: Watch Dare to Discover Yourself and see how these girls learned to overcome their fears while traveling across a tightrope 50 ft above ground!

Step 2: Share one thing that you will do to discover a hidden strength. Share it with us on Facebook and Twitter. Don’t forget to use #IDG2014 #11MonthsofAction

photo-6Want to learn more? Click Dare to Discover August 2014 FINAL to download a copy of the Dare to Discover Yourself curriculum.



  • Ritz says:

    In school, I will dare to discover what my strengths and weaknesses are by pushing myself and doing my best in all my classes.

  • Scoonie says:

    I will dare to discover myself by keeping a list of things to bring back to school so that I can succeed!

  • Ritz says:

    I will dare to discover myself by trying more new things, even though I might be afraid of doing them, but I will push past my fears. Trying the things I am nervous about will show me that they are not as scary or difficult as I thought they would be. For example, public speaking makes me nervous, but I will overcome my fear by practicing hard.

  • scoonie says:

    I will dare to discover creative ways to keep a task list of things to do so that I can succed in school and after school activities.

  • Pam says:

    I will dare to discover creative ways to remain focused so that everyday I can do something (no matter how small)to stay healthy and help others. It’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day work but all of us has the potential to make a difference. It’s not an option for me. It’s an imperative.

  • Chandni says:

    I will discover hidden strengths by trying new things I never would have dreamed of doing on my own. Who knows: maybe I’ll find that I’ve been repressing a latent talent!

  • Cynthia Schwarz says:

    Awesome job girls!!!

  • Dini says:

    To discover my strengths, I will push myself to do my best in school, and everyday life!