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. See our list of programs offered for In-School Programs, After School & Seasonal Programs, and Other Programs below.
If you would like to see these programs being held at your school, please contact us, call: 780-790-9236 or email our Program Director, PD@girlsincofnorthernalberta.org
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.
After School & Seasonal 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). This program is presented in partnership with BrainSTEM Alliance. This 8 session program runs on Saturdays starting in September and is designed to introduce girls aged 10-14* to engineering concepts.
Girls At Bat
Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta and Jays Care Foundation. The program is specially designed to make both playing and coaching feel fun and safe that girls and young women who would normally sit on the side-lines or not even go near the field, have the courage to try. Once on the field, the program weaves fun and challenging baseball drills and skills with vital self-esteem, team-building and personal health activities to ensure that all participants gain far more than baseball skills.
Girls Inc. Sporting Chance®
Builds movement and athletic skills, cooperative and competitive spirit, health awareness, and interest in all sports as girls explore the benefits of an active lifestyle.
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.
After-School Math Plus is a math activity program that is informal and fun, with built-in literacy, science, and career connections. The activities are designed around four thematic units: jumping rope, music art, and the built environment.
Girls Against Bullying Alliance
Teaches girls about the magnitude of bullying; how it affects people, how to deal with it, types of bullying (physical, emotional, cyber-bullying, etc.), how to seek help, and the importance of healthy relationships. Girls learn about the effects of bullying thru roleplaying.