Enrollment for the Girl2Girl Mentoring Group, a program to help empower pre-adolescent girls between 11-13 years old struggling with self-esteem issues, has begun accepting applications for their March 13-June 5 session.

The program outlines topics and creates activities that teach participating girls how to transition into adulthood, an internal struggle that has been complicated by the digital age, program founders said in a press release.

“We meet with these young ladies every week and discuss topics related to their mental health and self-esteem,” said Jalesa Green, one of the program founders. “Our program is designed to help young girls learn new tools to conquer their lack of confidence to become stronger students and people.” 

Founders believe that creating safe spaces for young girls to grow and learn can do wonders for their self-esteem and future, according to a press release.

Green said one of the driving motivations in creating the program was the founders’ own experiences as children.

“As adults now, we know what we lacked and want to fill that void for these young girls so they can be as strong-minded and incredible as we know they can be,” Green said.

Enrollment is open online. There is a $45 application fee.