Now in it’s eleventh year, the Kamloops YMCA-YWCA is pleased to present the Power of Being a Girl Conference, taking place on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. This is a one-‐day conference – designed by girls for girls aged twelve to fourteen years old – to explore the challenges of growing up, in a fun and empowering way. Girls are powerful and this year’s inspiring workshop choices, allow participants to explore the healthy ways they can find, keep, and share that power. PBG includes a full day of fun, lunch, prizes, and two workshop choices, ranging from:
Come explore how the media influences how we see ourselves. Girls will examine how body image issues develop and how we can protect ourselves from societal pressures. Barbie will be making an appearance in this creative, arts based workshop.
Hats of Individuality:
Using the artistic medium of hat design, girls will be invited to explore identity and self-‐awareness through an examination of all the ways we express our individuality.
Theatre Games and Decision Making:
Girls will be invited to identify strategies for empowered positive decision making in the face of peer and other social pressures. Theatre games will be used to identify and challenge negative peer pressures, establish personal boundaries, and explore personal supports: in order to set the stage for positive interactions and empowered decision making.
Girls will participate in an adaptive sports session – a fun and active athletic barrier busting experiences – followed by a yoga session to connect body and mind. These activities promise to increase awareness, inclusivity, fitness, flexibility, and strength, as well as calm the teenage mind.
Dream and Fabric Art:
In this class, girls will be encouraged to explore, share, and record their dreams using the medium of fabric art. Sessions will focus on a variety of opportunities in a girl day that may optimize opportunities, and help make one’s dreams come true. Explore your best dreamy self—a powerful positive girl—in this creatively fun session!
The YMCA-YWCA Violence Against Women and Support Services offers this full day conference at no cost to the girls who attend during the YWCA Canada’s Week Without Violence, simultaneously happening from Oct. 17 to 23, 2016. Again, The Power Of Being A Girl Conference Is being held midweek, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tournament Capital Centre. A delicious and healthy lunch is included. Participants are encouraged to register early to ensure a space in this educational, fun filled day. All interested participants can register through the Kamloops YMCA-YWCA at 250-372-‐7725 or at 250-554-‐9622.