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Programs and Resources

The programs delivered by Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta staff and volunteers are specially designed for girls and are based on years of research and development. The programs are designed to inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold; live healthy and physically active lives; navigate media messages, and develop an interest in science, math and technology.

Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta Programs reach approximately 800 girls throughout the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo each year, and as we grow – that number is climbing.

Two of our programs, Friendly PEERSuasion and Media Smarts, have been accepted as part of the school curriculum and are delivered during the school day. Our other programs are offered after school and on weekends as an extracurricular activity for girls.

Most Girls Inc. programs are held on a weekly basis for one hour; for 12 to 14 weeks.

Please view the below chart which shows all the available Girls Inc. programs, some information about the and where they are currently being held. If you would like to see this program being held at your school, please contact us at girlsinc@telus.net


Program Overviews


Girls Inc. Friendly PEERsuasion®

Girls develop skills to resist pressure to use harmful substances such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco, etc… As well as healthy ways to manage stress.

Program Length: 15 Sessions
Locations:
Greely Road School
Fort Chipewyan School
Holy Trinity High School
Beacon Hill School

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Girls Inc. Media Literacy®

Girls increase their awareness of the effects of media messages on women, analyze what they see and hear, advocate for change, and discover ways to use media for positive purposes.

Program Length: 11 Sessions
Location: Beacon Hill School

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Girls Inc. Leadership and Community Action℠

Girls develop leadership skills and look to create lasting social change through community action projects.

Program Length: 13 Sessions
Location: Pending

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Girls Inc. Project BOLD®

Girls learn about self-defense, how to keep safe, and relationships with adults, family, friends and their peers.

Program Length: 7 weeks
Location: Fort McMurray Boys & Girls Club

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Girls Inc. Operation SMART®

Girls develop enthusiasm for subjects like math, science, technology and engineering through hands on activities – in order to consider pursuing such careers for themselves.

Program Length: One day workshop
Location: Pending

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Girls Inc. Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy®

Bolsters girls’ communication and skill as well as their motivation and resources for being in charge of their sexual health and avoiding teen pregnancy.

Program Length: 10 weeks
Location: Pending

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Girls Inc. Economic Literacy®

Introduces girls to basic economic and financial concepts, including money management, investments, and global economics.

Program Length: 10 Sessions
Location: Pending

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Allies in Action

Girls learn about relationships and bullying, and healthy ways to manage both.

Program Length: Weekend Workshop
Location: Pending

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Girls Inc. Staying Strong Mentoring Program

Girls Inc. Staying Strong incorporates a number of initiatives that facilitate and guide mentors to focus on their mentee’s individual needs.  Healthy lifestyles, self-esteem, art, leadership and anti-violence & anti-bullying are a few of the initiatives incorporated into the program through activities that are facilitated by the mentors.

Program length: 20 Sessions
Location: Varies

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Afterschool Math Plus (ASM+)

Designed to help students find the math in everyday experiences and create awareness about the importance of math skills for future educational choices and career options. An emphasis on career connections and role models is integrated throughout the activities. The program engages students in grades 3-8 who are attending after school programs. Units include; Jump Rope Math, Art Math, Music Math, and Built Environment Math.

Program Length: 9 Sessions
Locations:
Greely Road School
Walter & Gladys Elemenatary

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 Seasonal Programs & Camps


Art Day

Program focuses on visual art, music and dance.

Program Length: One day workshop
Location: Pending

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Girls Inc. Spring Break Camp

Girls Inc. Teachers Convention Camp

Girls Inc. Summer Day Camp

Aspects of all Girls Inc. programs and activities are melded together for one fun, interactive camp!  Ages 8 – 13. Girls will participate in dynamic activities and outings.
Programs Available:  Only during Spring Break, Teachers Convention and Summer Break
Contact us via Emailgirlsinc@telus.net
Our programs often involve community partners such as Shaw TV Fort McMurray.  They have been kind enough to take time teach our girls about TV production.

Our programs often involve community partners such as Shaw TV Fort McMurray. They have been kind enough to take time teach our girls about TV production.