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Seasonal / Weekend Programs

Girls Inc. Staying Strong Mentoring Program

For a 5th year now Girls Inc will be operating the Staying Strong Mentoring Program. The benefits of mentoring are well-documented for both Mentors and Mentees and can include stronger self-confidence, better grades, improved relationships with family and peers, and higher engagement in one’s community. 

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:
from October to June each year

Registration Open in September 2017

Girls Inc. Operation SMART®

Since 2011 Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta and BrainStem Alliance have partnered to inspire the next generation of Female Engineers by offering the Operation SMART (Science, Math and Relevant Technology).  This is an 8 session program where girls ages 10-14 will work with female engineers to explore the vast array of engineering disciplines.  This is a hands on, interactive, and life transforming program. Program usually offered in the fall.

Sessions included:

  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering
  • Building & Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Chemical & Materials Engineering
  • Mining Engineering :Oil Sands Discover Centre
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Computer Science