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Go Girls! Group Mentoring

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Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds
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 varies in how it is delivered. Normally a trained Go Girl Volunteer comes to a school for a whole week over one of the two breaks and teaches the girls games, makes bracelets, do crafts, chat about life and have fun together. 

Who Participates? Anyone! It is a fun filled week of trying new things and chatting about old topics. Each elementary school has an assigned Liaison that helps find active open minded girls in their school to participate. A consent form is sent home that outlines what the program is and what the girls will get out of being in the group. Participation is always optional of the student and encourages girls to decide for themselves if they can grow from this program.

Big Brothers Big Sisters has a Zero Tolerance, and in a situation where bullying or teasing may occur, those students would be asked to leave for the benefit of the group. We really encourage an open, fun time with all participants.

Sometimes, we find different ways to present Go Girls. It can be done after school, at a Youth Centre, during March Break or even on a weekend. Any student that is interested in participating can contact the BBBS office to find out when the next sessions will be held.

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.
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