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Program Overviews

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 500 girls throughout the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo each year. 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.

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 Programs_girlsinc@telus.net

In School Programs

Girls Inc.  Media Literacy®

Girls increase their awareness of the scope and power of the media and the effects of media messages on girls and women.

Girls Inc. Project BOLD®

Girls learn skills and strategies to lead safer lives in their homes, in relationships, in their communities, and online.

Seasonal / Weekend Programs

Girls Inc. Staying Strong Mentoring Program

Girls learn from interacting with mentors about community, communication, healthy friendships while improving self-esteem, and leadership skills. This program is facilitated by trained mentors and Girls Inc staff.

Girls Inc. Operation SMART®

Girls develop enthusiasm for and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Other Programs

Girls Inc. Healthy Sexuality

Girls acquire the knowledge and skills for taking charge of and making informed decisions about their sexual health.

Girls Beware

One day community workshop for girls ages 12-16. Girls learn about community resources they may need to access as they are finding their independence. Program focuses on violence prevention and safety for young girls.

Girls Inc.  Economic Literacy®

Girls learn about money and the economy, including how to manage, invest, and save money and how to help others through philanthropy.

Girls Inc. Leadership and Community ActionSM

Girls build leadership skills and create lasting social change through community action projects.

Girl Against Bullying alliance

Girls learn about the effects of bullying thru roleplaying.

Girls Inc. Friendly PEERsuasion®

Girls develop skills to resist pressure to use harmful substances, such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and household chemicals. After learning healthy ways to manage stress and to deflect peer, media, and other pressures that contribute to substance use, girls become peer educators (PEERsuaders) for younger girls.

Girls Inc. Media Literacy®

Girls increase their awareness of the scope and power of the media and the effects of media messages on girls and women. They learn to analyze what they see and hear in the media and advocate for change in entertainment, news, and advertising. As girls create media that are more realistic and reflective of their lives, they learn about careers and the positive use of media. Components of the program include: Media SmartsSM; Girls Take Another Look SM; Girls Get the Message®; and Girls Make the Message SM.

Girls Inc. Project BOLD®

Girls learn skills and strategies to lead safer lives in their homes, in relationships, in their communities, and online. Girls learn specific self-defense techniques and how to seek out and talk to caring adults about personal violence. Older girls also take on a community action project to advocate for a safer world for all women and girls.

Components of the program include Be BOLD; Action for SafetySM; and Living Safe and StrongSM.

Girls Inc. Leadership and Community Action℠

Girls build leadership skills and create lasting social change through community action projects. With support from women in their community, girls celebrate the heritage of girls and women as leaders and social change agents and realize their own power as community resources and trustees of the common good. Components include Discovery® and In Our Own Hands®.