Pots of girl power for Barriere youth

The group meets a few times a month and plan to have more classes on entrepreneurial topics like designing logos

Small colourfull pots of lip gloss were made by grade six students Gerri-Lee Genier

Small colourfull pots of lip gloss were made by grade six students Gerri-Lee Genier

The Power of Being a Girl is a program for young ladies at the Barriere Elementary School, with a focus of improving their life skills and their self esteem.

“We’ve done lots of things together,” reports program co-ordinator Helen Fraser, “Yoga, posture, hair and make-up, and crafts like tie-dying T-shirts and most recently a class on how to make lip gloss.”

The lip gloss is made from beeswax, oil, food colouring and flavouring, and has turned out so well the girls are selling it to friends and family.  The group meets a few times a month and plan to have more classes on entrepreneurial topics like designing logos.