ST. CLOUD - Teenage girls in Central Minnesota are encouraged to participate in a new program called "Girls 360". It's a free six-week course that aims to boost girls' self-esteem.

Spokeswoman Signe Miller says they'll be covering a variety of topics.

Relationships, self-esteem, risk taking, self image, clicks, all of those sorts of things that impact girls that age.

Miller says they'll have guest speakers each week.

We've got a police officer coming to chat about her experiences growing up and how she got into the police force. And some community members like marketing directors, someone from the sexual assault center is going to come and talk about healthy relationships. It's really exciting.

The course starts at 4:00 p.m. this Monday at the Village Family Service Center in St. Cloud.

"Girls 360" is funded by a grant from the Central Minnesota Community Foundation Women's Fund. To sign-up, call the St. Cloud Village Office at (320) 253-5930.