Youth Services

Something for the Girlz

Something for the Girlz is a program for 9-11 and 11-14 year-old girls from Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park that aims to foster the personal development of girls in these communities. We focus on four recurring themes:

  • Health and Physical Activity
  • Media Literacy
  • Women in Science and Technology
  • Community action

The program provides a safe space and supports girls in building self-esteem, critical thinking and leadership skills.

Register now! Call Holly or Orit @ 416-421-8397 or visit the Youth Centre.
@Valley Park Middle School, Room 113
@Thorncliffe Park Public School, Gym A

In 2012-2013, 148 girls were reached in this ongoing weekly program.


ROAR, 16-20 years

ROAR is a unique program for young women, between the ages of 16-20. Our goal is to engage our mature female youth and provide a safe female-only environment for them to have their voices heard while learning about community engagement.
There are four main recurring themes: hot topics, trips, recreation and creative writing/blogging.

Location:

Marc Garneau High School, lunchtime on Thursdays starting November.

Contact:

To register: call Youth Centre @ 416.421.8397 or drop by at our Youth Centre 45 Overlea Blvd.

The goal of this program, Voices and The Free-Girls’ Space, is to engage our mature female youth as mentors and provide a safe female-only environment for them to have their voices heard while learning about community engagement.


Voices, 13-24 years

Voices and The Free-Girls’ Space is a program involving yoga, creative writing, recreation, exploring careers and building self-confidence. Specific sessions are aimed at helping girls cope with transitioning from girl to woman, finishing high school, and entering post-secondary education. This is achieved through creative means such as making clay sculptures, and reading and listening to biographies of Canadian career women. The aim is to help girls realize the importance of exploring a variety of career fields and jobs.

Contact:

To register: call Youth Centre @ 416.421.8397 or drop by at our Youth Centre 45 Overlea Blvd.

In 2012‒2013, 183 youth participated in a ten month Voices Program.

1 Comments
  1. Hello,

    I found out about your program through Canadian Women Foundation. I am a cancer scientist at Princess Margaret Hospital and I promote STEM education to girls. One of the activities I have been doing together with few students in my lab is through Bio-Rad Ambassador program where we teach girls how to extract DNA. If you have any extracurricular programs with STEM activities and if you would like me to come and talk about career of a cancer researcher and bring DNA activity contact me and we can arrange the time.

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