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Go Girls! Group Mentoring

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Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

Many of us were lucky enough to have had a mentor step into our lives during our formative years – at that time when we needed them most. A parent. A teacher. A relative. Whomever, it was someone who treated us with respect and in turn earned ours. Who valued our ideas, included us, and encouraged us. Who taught us that doing good is every bit as important as doing well. And who gave us the courage to make tough decisions, the self-esteem to make smart choices and the confidence to be true to ourselves.

Go Girls!

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for girls ages 10-14 that focuses on physical activity, balanced eating and self-esteem. 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.

The Go Girls! program typically consists of 7 - 10 mentoring sessions, held over an 8 to 10 week period, at lunch time or after school within school facilities. Each 1 - 2 hour session is loosely structured around four themes: physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem, and communication skills.

Through a generous 4 year grant, awarded by the Canadian Women’s Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been given the opportunity to extend this program into a two year mentoring relationship. After 14 weeks the core program is completed. The mentors will meet with their groups on a bi-weekly basis for the remainder of the school year and the next school year, engaging in fun activities and outings that continue to promote the four themes of the program.

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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
  • and above all, make a difference
  • create awareness on the effects of bullying, and how to respond positively when a bullying situation occurs.
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If you would like to learn more about becoming a mentor or donating to the Go Girls Mentoring program we welcome your questions. You can apply now or contact us.

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