Since 2008, the Women’s Centre of Calgary’s Girl Power program has been providing girls with a fun and safe environment to explore common issues girls face in today’s society. Girls describe the program as exciting and a great place to learn about issues that affect their lives. The Girl Power program empowers girls by encouraging them to use their leadership and activism skills towards social change in their communities and peer groups.
The Girl Power after school program welcomes any girl aged 10 to 13 years old to join the fun! They will be exposed to many opportunities for learning, practicing leadership and building activism skills. Girls explore topics such as self-identity, body image, healthy relationships, leadership, activism and much more. Through doing this, girls are able to share their ideas and take action towards positive social change. Topics will be covered in a fun and interactive way through crafts, arts, games and activities. The Girl Power program runs every Tuesday and Thursday from September – June, and registration is ongoing. The sessions run from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, with the curriculum starting around 4pm. The program drop-in, and girls are not obliged to attend every session. Contact details are below.
In addition, the Women’s Centre also runs Girl Power day camps during the spring and summer break. Camps provide girls who are not currently part of Girl Power after school with an opportunity to try it out! What’s unique about the camps is that girls are able see a snap shot of the after school programs, within just one week. Girls are then able to choose if they wish to continue on with their Girl Power experience during the after school program.
The next Girl Power day camp is being run from 21st-24th March, 9:30am to 3:30pm. The camp will cover topics like identity and language, body image, media, self-esteem, healthy relationships and activism. There will be exciting things to do like crafts, dancing, games and other creative activities. There will be delicious lunches and snacks, and most importantly, lots of fun! Registrations are now open for this Spring Break Camp and all girls aged 10-12 are welcome to attend.
If you are interested in either the after school program and/or camp, please feel free to contact the Women’s Centre on 403-264-1155 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We hope to see you there. Girl Power!!!