Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX)
Develop virtual content to support parents of girls during COVID-19.
Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX), one of the 2020 Five Nonprofits to Watch at The Columbus Foundation, is proud to be the national leader in programming, research, and education focused on girls. Its mission is to create generations of confident girls who control their own relationships, experiences, decisions, and futures.
With a pre-COVID diagnosis rate of depression and anxiety at 4:1 compared to boys, girls were already at an increased risk for experiencing negative outcomes and mental health issues. In a recent survey of more than 1,200 girls, ROX discovered that 80 percent feel lonelier and more isolated since COVID-19 began, and 58 percent are uncertain or scared about their future. ROX is committed to helping.
Support for this Better Together campaign will fund the development of virtual content, including webinars, tips and tricks, conversation starters, crisis identification, and resource and referral information. ROX program facilitators employed by school districts will disseminate these free resources to parents throughout our community. These tools will help adults feel more prepared and equipped to support their girls.
We are Better Together!
“As a board member, I’ve seen the need for supportive resources for girls increase dramatically. School closures and disruptions have caused widespread loneliness and isolation among girls, and parents/caregivers are hungry for tools and resources to help support their girls. At ROX, we will not leave this generation of girls behind. We are committed to doing all we can to support and empower girls, their families and their teachers.”
—Nici Workman, ROX Board Chair & Partner, VORYS
“COVID has students facing isolation, anxiety about their futures, increased mental health issues and much less face-to-face interaction and support...As adults who are parenting, educating and mentoring girls, we need these relevant, research-based and accessible resources.”
—Dr. Sibyl West, ROX Trainer
Create generations of confident girls who control their own relationships, experiences, decisions, and futures.