Middle & High School Event Descriptions – do not publish

A Place for Girls to Escape Day-to-Day Stresses While Engaging Their Bodies and Minds in Fun, Active Games, and Connecting Face-to-Face With Others (and Disconnecting from Technology).

GAALS is excited to partner with

for a special event  Face Your Skin – each girl enjoys a mini-facial!

Tuesday November 6th from 4p to 6p at Truth + Beauty Spa in Roslyn. 

$50 per person, or $40 when you bring a friend/sibling

Relax and enjoy a mini-facial that will have your skin glowing in minutes, while also learning what you can do on a daily basis so that no facial is needed! Did you know that a healthy diet contributes to healthy skin, and that by eating the right foods you can not only keep your skin moist and avoid fine lines/wrinkles, but you can even avoid breakouts? (Despite popular opinion, acne comes from a lot more than bad genes)  You might be surprised at what you learn from our experts, who will share with you the importance of deep cleaning, how to deal with pimples – a teenage rite of passage- along with an easy regimen that will keep your skin looking young and vibrant. Come join us so we can all face this together!
Open to girls ages 12 to 18.
Swag bags for the first 12 sign-ups.
Space is very limited.

So register now


A GAALS Special Event for High School Girls
Dress for Happiness: A Body Positive Event
Enjoy getting styled with clothes that make you look and feel beautiful.
Friday, April 5th from 5p to 6:30p at Entree Boutique, Port Washington. 
$35 per person / $25 when you bring a friend. Includes snacks + a special gift!
Space is very limited.   Click here now to REGISTER 
Uncover the secrets to success when you dress, by learning which styles work best for each body type. Yes, you can look HOT and LOVE how you look and feel (even if you don’t love everything you’ve got). We know it’s hard to avoid the immense pressures society puts on us. Small + Hot = AWESOME! And social media / celebs only make it worse. We’ll discuss how to be critical viewers of media and the importance of being real. You’ll figure out how to off-set the negative with POSITIVE by finding the parts of your body that you’re proud of, Join us for this fun, styling’ body positive event. 
Did you know?
  • Over 80% of 10 year olds are afraid of being fat!!
  • 53% of 13 year-old American girls are unhappy with their bodies. This number grows to 78% by the time girls reach 17.
  • By middle school 40-70% of girls are dissatisfied with 2 or more parts of their body.
  • Around 30% of 10-14 year olds are actively dieting.
  • Adolescent girls often think that being thinner would make them happier, healthier, & better looking.
  • Body satisfaction hits a low between the ages of 12-15 and is the most important component of self-esteem.


Here’s a sneak peek at other programs we are working on for you:

Selfie Scavenger Hunt: You decide which will be more fun – trying to solve the witty, tricky questions as you team up and play this fast-paced race OR taking wacky, innovative, artistic selfies along the way. Rack up points for success in both! Challenge yourself, try new things, and problem solve all while laughing along the way.

Unfiltered Photo Shoot: Pics on social media typically portray us at our best. But does your online presence accurately represent your day-to-day life? At our Unfiltered Photo Shoot, our camera will capture all sides of you – as you share a wide range of emotions, from joy and surprise, to anger and sadness.  And of course you’ll get a chance to show off your fave features and express yourself any way you like. Then, you’ll be encouraged to join the convo about accepting (even embracing) the real you – imperfections and all.  You don’t need to change your appearance to suit others.  This program will enable you to see yourself in a new light as we redefine what’s seen as beautiful.

GAALS Create It – What Do You Meme? Kick off this fun and silly event by creating your own photos (which we will print onsite on our photo printer) and write unique captions. Laughs are guaranteed as you uncover new things about yourself and others. You’ll feel empowered when it’s your turn to lead and choose which caption best suits the photo in play. Each play opens the door to new ideas and convos.

Makeover FOTD: You’re the Face Of The Day in this mini makeover marathon. You’ll have an expert show you how to apply makeup to emphasize your best features. Then hang and watch others look on-point!  We’ll explore not only what makes us look beautiful, but what makes us feel beautiful. Get the tools to look and feel your best — for yourself.  Hear funny mishaps about trying on makeup and trying too hard to be cool, and learn from their mistakes.

Name that Tune: Are you the go-to DJ when you and your friends are jammin’? Do you spend your free time creating playlists and queueing up the next hit? If so…you may think you’re an expert when it comes to music. But what about without the lyrics?  It’s definitely not as easy.  What do you do when you’re faced with a challenge? Do you tend to shy away or tackle it head on?  Do you try but give up fairly easily?

We’ll soon find out when we hit you with some not so obvious songs.  And songs that sound alike.  Whether we’re talking about a melody or about how a person is feeling, some things are not always as they seem. Sometimes, we have to look beyond the surface to really know and understand things. It’s not just the lyrics or the composition that make a smash hit.  Peeling back the layers to see what’s behind it all can be an eye-opening experience.  Just like with people. But sometimes we don’t have the time or inclination to do that. Or, a person won’t allow us to get there.

Come test your skills and see if you have what it takes to figure it out and succeed!

Show Me the Moola: Buying stuff with someone else’s money is nice. But you’re not always going to be able to depend on other people forever. Learn about various ways kids can make money (and we’re not talking just about babysitting). Once you get a taste of financial freedom, you’re sure to want more because there’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of buying something with your own hard-earned cash.  You’ll get some recommendations about spending vs. saving and donating through our unique approach using treats!  Oh, and don’t forget Uncle Sam. The best way to learn about taxes, is by eating 30% of your dessert!

Krav Maga: Does learning unarmed self-defense techniques from the Israeli military sound cool? While the physical tactics are an integral part of Krav Maga, the focus of this program is on the mental component. You’ll gain the strategies to stay in tune with the world around you so you can stay safe.   The tools you’re given will help you experience a heightened sense of awareness and sharper instincts, and will provide you with a better understanding of your surroundings. So what’s the goal? To help you identify a potential threat before you’re actually in danger. Your increase in awareness will also lead to an increase in confidence. Who doesn’t want that?

Middle & high school events for girls to escape day-to-day stresses
Middle & high school events for girls to engage their bodies and minds in fun
middle school events for girls to connect face-to-face with others and play active games,

4pm – 6pm $50

**Get $10 off** when you bring/refer a friend who has never attended GAALS.

Truth + Beauty Spa:
250 S Service Rd, Roslyn Heights

Community Synagogue:
160 Middle Neck Rd

Lutheran Church:
12 Franklin Ave

United Methodist Church:
35 Middle Neck Rd

Our programs often fill up quickly, resulting in a wait list. In order to secure your spot, please completely fill out our registration form and make full payment immediately following. We apologize but we cannot guaranty your spot if you choose to register and pay at a later time. 

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Registration closes by noon the day prior to the program (unless we are at capacity prior).  

If you would like to register after this time, please email us to see if it’s a possibility.  

Should you instead simply sign up, we cannot your space is not guaranteed and we cannot promise that we will be able to contact you to inform you.  

Our programs often fill up quickly, resulting in a wait list. In order to secure your spot, please completely fill out our registration form and make full payment immediately following. At that time you’ll be given the various payment options, listed below:

Click to pay by Venmo

Free Bank Transfer with Zelle
Check if your bank participates. Here are a few: Bank of America, Capital One, TD, Citi, Wells Fargo
search for email: dawn@GAALSusa.com
Click to pay by Paypal
Please be sure to add the name of your child and date of program under Paypal notes.
We do not recommend this option as we can only secure your spot once payment is received and many of our programs have been selling out.  If this is the only way for you to pay, please email us so we can work together so your needs are met.

What to Wear

  • Participants should wear sneakers, gym attire and their hair up (if possible).
  • Non-restrictive shirts and pants without buttons, zippers, rhinestones, etc are preferred.
  • No jewelry and/or hair accessories that will get in their way (or they may need to remove it)


  • No food allowed other than at designated space and time determined by program leaders.
  • No gum or candy permitted at any time or place.

Personal Belongings

  • Please be sure to take all belongings with you upon leaving, as we don’t have an official lost and found and can’t be responsible for remembering what items belong to whom. If you should leave behind something that is labeled with your name, you will be notified.
  • Special items like electronic devices, purses, dolls/stuffed animals, etc. can be a distraction, so we prefer if you keep them home. If you must bring something, it will stay with your child’s belongings and will not be permitted during our program.

Payments are non-refundable. However, we recognize that unforeseen circumstances may prevent you from joining us.

If notified via email 2 hours prior to the event, the full amount less $20 may be applied to a future event. If we do not receive an email by this time, no credit will be applied.

Note: When you are registering in the future and would like to apply your credit, please make a note saying, “ Please apply credit from (insert date you missed).”

On the occasion that GAALS must cancel the event, you will be notified via email and all monies will be reimbursed within 2 weeks in the original form of payment. ​

Have an idea for a Middle and/or High School Event? Contact Us
Or want to hold an event in your area?  Inquire Now 
Gather some friends and we’ll work closely with you to understand differing personalities, any issues and/or concerns, abilities, etc to customize a fun, engaging, empowering event.  and we’ll work with you to try to make it happen! Through a perfect blend of games and activities and meaningful dialogue, everyone walks away inspired, motivated and with a renewed sense of purpose.