If more girls saw themselves as leaders, what kind of difference could they make?
At the Women’s Centre we know girls are already leaders, and Girls Lead YYC is a program for girls to discover the leadership skills they already have, while learning new ones.
Girls Lead YYC is a free weekly program for girls in grades 10 – 12 to build confidence, connect with peers, and learn how to create meaningful social change based on their individual skills and abilities. We’re excited to announce the second installment of Girls Lead YYC will run at the Women’s Centre on Thursday evenings this summer, taking place every Thursday between July 4 and August 8 from 6-8 pm.
We are inviting high-school aged girls of all backgrounds to join us in this program. We recognize leadership takes on many different forms, so whether you are a girl who has years of experience working to lead in your community, or are interested in connecting with a group of inspiring girls, Girls Lead YYC is for you! We’re looking for girls who want to build community, connect with others, and learn how to work on things they care about.
In the two-hour Girls Lead YYC sessions, girls participate in a combination of learning and action, learning practical skill like community building, communications strategies, and step-by-step plans for addressing complicated social issues. Girls also have opportunities to learn by example, and hear from women are girls who are already working for change in their communities. Guest speakers share with girls about the work they do and the strategies they us to do it. Amidst all of the content, girls are provided with plenty of opportunities to connect with one another, building meaningful friendships and learning from one another.
Once the program is complete girls are awarded certificates of completion, and are encouraged to continue working for change at the Women’s Centre in other ways, such as joining our Girl Connect Leadership Conference planning committee.
Girls Lead YYC sessions take place at the Women’s Centre, located on 39 4 Street NE. This program is free and open to anyone who identifies as a girl. Delicious snacks, program supplies, and bus tickets to cover the costs of transportation are provided.
If you’re a girl passionate about leadership, or you’re simply interested in connecting with a group of inspiring girls, Girls Lead YYC is for you. Share with a girl in your life today! Apply here, or call 403-264-1155 for more information.