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The mission of Wellfit Girls is to inspire, challenge and empower teen girls to climb high in all areas of life through transformational leadership programs.

How to Apply for Wellfit Girls

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Application Instructions

Application deadline is October 12, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. Email completed applications to info@wellfitgirls.org.

Wellfit Girls Mission


The mission of Wellfit Girls is to inspire, challenge and empower teen girls to climb high in all areas of life through transformational leadership programs.

Program Objective


The purpose of the Wellfit Girls empowerment curriculum is to prepare teen girls with an expedition mentality so that they are mentally, physically and emotionally ready for a highly challenging and highly rewarding final expedition to Peru where they will participate in a community service project, be pushed beyond their comfort zone, trek above 15,000 feet and visit Machu Picchu.

Throughout the five-month leadership program, we will integrate wellness, fitness, yoga and intentional leadership training to prepare the girls for the final expedition. Throughout there are lessons incorporated to teach the girls how to show up in community, how to develop their unique voice, how to use their voice powerfully in their personal lives and in their community. Our intentional leadership programs create incremental challenges that allow girls to build confidence and empowerment through their successes at different phases of the program.

Program Overview


Wellfit Girls meets twice weekly after school for five months. The program will begin in January 2019 and conclude with a ten-day expedition to Peru June 2-12, 2019.

Girls can apply for either our Naples program or our Ft. Myers program. The two groups will travel together as one “Super Group” to Peru. Please select which program you are applying for on the application.

The first meeting of the week alternates between leadership training and integrated fitness. The Thursday meeting is a workout day. Girls will be required to do an additional day of fitness on their own time. We will support the girls in this by giving them weekly workouts as a guide.

Behavioral Commitments


Anyone who does not follow the behavioral commitments or program requirements may be asked to leave the group and will not be able to participate in the final expedition to Peru.

  • Serve the mission and goals of the Wellfit Girls Program.
  • Be committed to your individual success and the success of the group.
  • Treat everyone with dignity and respect.
  • Support leadership and growth in everyone.
  • Respect all cultures and backgrounds.
  • Be kind and open-hearted to yourself and others.
  • Do your share, stay organized and be on time.
  • Take a stand for others.
  • Model integrity by being honest and accountable.
  • Admit and correct your mistakes.
  • Be willing to try something new every day.

 

The Wellfit Girls Expedition Mentality


The Wellfit Girls curriculum and expedition to Peru require a Wellfit Expedition Mentality. Wellfit Expedition Mentality is a commitment to self and others. It shapes and guides behavior and actions that lead to a successful, safe and empowering expedition at the end of this five-month program.

Over the course of the five-month program teens will be exposed to and develop skills in leadership training, fitness, holistic wellbeing, personal growth and civic responsibility.

Program Requirements + Eligibility


Applicants MUST:

  • Be High School Girls (Grades 9-12) in Lee or Collier County.
  • Arrange own transportation to and from all group meetings. Wellfit Girls staff may not drive girls to and from group.
  • Demonstrate leadership in her home, school and/or community.
  • Have a desire to be an active alumna upon completion of the program.
  • Practice daily self-care (working out, eating healthy, drinking water, etc.).
  • Be in good standing at school and with the law.
  • Fundraise $500 to be donated to Peru’s Challenge
  • Obtain and pay for own passport. Applications for new passports and renewals must be made before January.
  • Be willing and able to travel outside of the United States without parents.
  • Run in the Wellfit Girls Hop to the Top Easter 5K.
  • Commit to full participation in Wellfit Girls. The program is a major time commitment. Please be sure that you can make this commitment before applying.

*We know things come up (trips, illness, etc.) and we will consider individual cases. Girls may be asked to leave the program if they have more than THREE ABSENCES over the course of the five-month program. If girls do not go to school on a Wellfit day, they cannot participate in Wellfit Girls that day.

Expectations Of Alumna


Once a Wellfit Girl, Always a Wellfit Girl. We take great pride in the fact that the journey for participants doesn’t end when we return home from Peru. We want participants who are committed beyond Peru.

  • We expect all participants to become active members in their home, school and community through community service.
  • Graduates are expected to stay involved by participating in our Wellfit Girls Alumni Program and play an active role in planning service and social events.
  • As Alumnae, Wellfit Girls are expected to attend at least one event for Wellfit Girls the following year (Sunset Yoga, Hop to the Top 5K, Inspired Speaker Series, etc.)

Application Process/Requirements


  • Submit your application electronically by emailing to info@wellfitgirls.org no later than 5:00 PM on October 12, 2018. Applications sent after the deadline will not be accepted for the 2019 program. Subject Line should read: “First Name Last Name Application”
  • You will receive confirmation of receipt within 24 hours of sending your application. If you do not receive confirmation, please follow-up with Wellfit Girls to verify your application was sent correctly.
  • Upon acceptance, a $500 deposit will be required by Thursday, December 13 (except for full scholarship participants).
  • Upon acceptance, a credit card number will be taken for your file.
  • You will need to supply an e-mail address that Wellfit Girls can use to communicate important information throughout the program.This e-mail must be able to receive document attachments.

Selection Process


All applications will be reviewed by the Wellfit Girls Selection Committee. In person interviews may take place for finalists.

  • In person interviews will take place in early November.
  • We will notify all applicants via email on or before November 12, 2018.
  • We will have a mandatory “Kick-Off” Meeting on Thursday, December 13, 2018.
  • $500 deposit will be required by Thursday, December 13 (except for full scholarship participants).
  • Program Fees are due on the first of the month January through April.

Important 2019 Dates


  • January 7 – June 12, 2019
  • Mondays | Naples | 4:00 – 6:00 PM | House of Gaia
  • Tuesdays | Fort Myers | 4:00 – 6:00 PM | Fort Myers High School
  • Thursdays | Naples | 4:00 – 5:15 PM | Location TBD
  • Thursdays | Fort Myers | 4:00 – 5:15 PM | Fort Myers High School

Peru Dates: Sunday, June 2 – Wednesday, June 12, 2019 

Full and Partial Scholarships Available


Wellfit Girls Program Southwest Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization. Wellfit Girls program fee is $5,000 + $1,000 flight + each participant is required to fundraise $500 for Peru’s Challenge. Scholarships are available for the $5,000 program fee and the $1,000 flight only. The amount of full and partial scholarships Wellfit Girls can distribute each year is very limited and based on need.

Many past participants have set up crowd funding pages to fundraise, organized car washed and bake sales and used money earned at their job to support the program fees. Please carefully consider how much you and your family can contribute towards your daughter’s future.

Note: All financial information is confidential.

Scholarship awards do not excuse participants from fundraising requirements, or certain travel expenses (passport fee, clothing and gear, personal expenses in Peru).

Full and Partial Scholarship Considerations:

  • Financial need (1 parent household, family situation, etc.).
  • Academic Motivation (School GPA, aspirations, motivation, etc.).
  • Community involvement (volunteer history, extracurricular activities, etc.).
  • Have a steady job afterschool/weekends.
  • Individual family situations.

*If applying for a full or partial scholarship, please request a financial aid application by contacting Brooke Spencer at brooke@wellfitgirls.org or call (239) 333-9502.

The Jane Waltzer Scholarship, Nancy Beckman Scholarship and Elisabeth Nassberg Scholarship are available for all full scholarship participants and should be submitted with your application. Please select one to apply for.

Application deadline is October 12, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. Email completed applications to info@wellfitgirls.org.