Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds
Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for girls aged 9 to 14 (Grades 4 to 8) that focuses on physical activity, balanced eating and self-esteem. Female mentors (Go Girls! group leaders) are women between the ages of 19 and 30. The single, most important goal of the program is to positively shape the lives of young women and girls by helping them build a positive self-image – setting them on a path to reach their full potential in life. Each session is made up of 8 to 10 girls and 2 to 3 mentors.
The evening Go Girls! program typically consists of 4 weekly mentoring sessions over one month. Each session is 1.5 to 2 hours long at take place at the Go Girls! Lounge at Uptown Shopping Centre. This program is free but pre-registration is required. Please call 250-745-1117, extension 50 for more details.
The daytime Go Girls! program typically consists of 10 weekly mentoring sessions over several months. Each session is1.5 to 2 hours long. Participants are referred into the program by their teacher or school counsellor. The group meets during school hours at one of our partner elementary or middle schools:
- George Jay Elementary School
- James Bay Community School
- ḰELSET Elementary School
- Macaulay Elementary School
- Quadra Elementary School
- Rockheights Middle School
- Tillicum Elementary School
- Vic West Elementary School
- Uptown Shopping Centre
The program strives to do the following:
- Create appreciation for the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle
- Build understanding of what constitutes healthy eating habits and the risks associated with eating disorders
- Promote the importance of positive mental activity and regular physical exercise
- Encourage awareness of core values, personal interests, strengths and attributes
- Support the development of leadership and life skills
- Offer guidance in establishing and maintaining friendships
- Above all, make a difference in the lives of young women and girls
For more information, you can download our Go Girls! 2016-2017 Information package.
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