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The Case for Play

The Case for Play

Play is Serious. It’s how children learn to learn. Play helps develop girls’ sense of self and cognitive abilities; it teaches creative and constructive problem solving, self expression…

Girls Schools: The Solution, Not an Alternative

Girls Schools: The Solution, Not an Alternative

Girls schools are radically reducing Threats to Girlhood. They aren’t an alternative to consider, they are the solution. This video workshop, presented by Dr. Gloria Zemer  of BlackDog Strategy Brand at the National Conference on Girls Education was designed to ignite a movement and empower girls schools make their case, The Case for Girls Schools.

Serious Cycling Play in Seattle

Serious Cycling Play in Seattle

From their all-girl bike mechanics training program to their leadership programs, Bike Works is shaking things up in Seattle.

From Kools to Cancer Sticks: how policies change norms and improve health

From Kools to Cancer Sticks: how policies change norms and improve health

Creating Cultural Shifts: How Northern California changed smoking policy & stole smoking’s cool image…

Call for Photos: What Does Serious Play Look Like?

Call for Photos: What Does Serious Play Look Like?

Serious Play for Serious Girls is looking for real-life examples of Serious Play, captured on camera. We’ll use these playful pics to illustrate the power of play in our upcoming report “The Case for Play.” The Case for Play will be published in late fall and will be a vivid research-based factbook explaining why play [...]

Ultimate Block Party on Play

Ultimate Block Party on Play

Why does play matter to the Ultimate Block Party? Because play is what fosters our love of learning, our creativity, and our curiosity; all of which are vital to our social evolution…

2011 Fall Internship Program

2011 Fall Internship Program

We’re accepting 2 part-time fall interns to train, work, and toil alongside BlackDog’s social activists on the Serious Play for Serious Girls project. Among their exciting duties, our fall interns will help research, write, edit, proof, design, publish, and digitally distribute “The Case for Play”- a vivid, playful, research-based fact book explaining why play matters, [...]

Celebrating Solutions: the New Threats to Girlhood Blog

Celebrating Solutions: the New Threats to Girlhood Blog

Serious Play for Serious Girls has developed a new blog to recognize, celebrate, and connect the activists, organizations, and community efforts that are taking on Threats to Girlhood and positively contributing bold solutions to the issues identified in our annual Threats to Girlhood Report.

The 2011 Invention Convention: Celebrating Science-Minded Students

The 2011 Invention Convention: Celebrating Science-Minded Students

The 2011 Invention Convention challenged 114 of the top student inventors in Western New York to create an invention that solved an everyday problem.

The Girl Scouts of San Diego: Tackling Leadership Aversion

The Girl Scouts of San Diego: Tackling Leadership Aversion

The single greatest factor deterring girls from leadership roles is actually a lack of confidence in their concrete skills and abilities (1) Leadership aversion is a Threat to Girlhood that perpetuates gender inequality… So, the Girl Scouts of San Diego have developed a brand new experiential leadership training program called “The Adventure Zone” to help [...]

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