Go Girls! Group Mentoring

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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 daytime Go Girls! program consists of 10 weekly mentoring sessions and will run from early October to early December 2017. Each session is between 1.5 and 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

  • Spencer Middle School

  • Shoreline Community School

  •  John Stubbs Memorial School

  •  Dunsmuir Middle School

  •  Rockheights Middle School

  •  Quadra Elementary School

  •  Macaulay Elementary School

The Go Girls! program will also be offered during the evenings in the fall of 2017. The weekly sessions run for  10 weeks -- 2 hours each week/1 evening per week -- 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.

  • Uptown Shopping Centre - Tuesday or Wednesday nights from 6 to 8 pm

 

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.

Follow this link to apply now!
https://volunteer.bbbsvictoria.com/

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This program is made possible in part by the generous support of:

    united way                                      greater victoria school district                

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BBBSV also acknowledges the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia
                                                       

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