Despite high intelligence, Olivia was struggling in school. She often made terrible choices, and when she got in trouble, she blamed everyone and everything but her own actions. She had developed bad attitudes, bad habits, and self-destructive behaviors. Tragically, too many girls and young women fall into similar patterns that limit their academic achievement, their careers, and their ability to form healthy relationships.
Support Eckerd Connects and all our programs that empower girls and young women to help them thrive.
One of the ways you’ll help is to support E-Nini-Hassee, our therapeutic camp/school for girls. When Olivia first came to the program, she didn’t believe she had a problem.
“When I came to E-Nini-Hassee a few days before my 17th birthday, I had the belief that everything I was going through wasn’t my fault. I blamed a lot of other people.”
E-Nini-Hassee is widely known as one of the most effective programs in the country because it is designed specifically to empower girls who are struggling with substance abuse, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, and other serious issues. The camp’s 840 acres in central Florida give our educators and counselors excellent resources to help girls like Olivia break out of destructive behavior patterns, providing opportunities to learn about themselves and build inner strength. Through individual challenges, team building, and intensive academic work, more than 10,000 girls have developed the skills, sense of self, and the confidence needed to navigate the difficult road from adolescence to adulthood.
In all these programs, the goal is to empower girls to create their own success.
“E-Nini-Hassee gave me the chance to quit my old lifestyle and start over, doing things that I actually wanted to be doing. I met people who changed my life and gave me motivation. I love E-Nini-Hassee and what it did for me. I’ll never forget what I learned there. It will be part of me for the rest of my life.”
To learn more about Eckerd Connects | E-Nini-Hassee, please visit: www.EckerdHelpsGirls.org