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Take it EASY program

TakeiteasylogoTake It EASY (Empowerment And Self-Esteem for Youth) program

Take It EASY (Empowerment And Self-Esteem for Youth) is a program that addresses the complex issues facing young people - especially girls between ages 10 and 15.

Take It EASY is a Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada national program.  National programs assist to build the capacity for future success of children, and youth by:

- tackling youth issues that are at the heart of every community;
- believing in the potential of Canadian children and youth;
- making our communities better places to live and grow up.

The objective of Take It Easy is to create strategies to help foster the self-esteem and confidence of preteen Club members and enable them to make more informed decisions about the challenges they face in life.

There will be three sessions during the 2016-2017 school year:

  • Fall Session - Ridgewood Public School in Coboconk
  • Winter Session - Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes
  • Spring Session - Lady MacKenzie Public School in Kirkfield

The candidates for the school groups will be selected by the school staff.

The WINTER SESSION (Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes) will be for girls only, in grades 4, 5 and 6. Date: every Wednesday from January 18 to March 8, 2017. Time: 4:00-5:15 pm. Sessions will be cancelled if a snow day is called. Includes participation in a Fundraiser as well as a Fun Night on March 8, 2017. Information to follow once the session begins.

Issues Being Addressed:

  • January 18: Self-Esteem
  • January 25: Body Image
  • February 1: Gender Stereotypes
  • February 8: Healthy Relationships
  • February 15: Bullying
  • February 22: Internet Safety
  • March 1: Puberty, Health and Hygiene
  • March 8: Fun Night!

Ongoing skills and themes throughout the session are leadership; conflict resolution and problem-solving; respect; volunteerism and fundraising; and social skills.

There is no cost to members for this program and a $3.00 daily drop-in fee/night for non-members.

This program is set up in a group atmosphere. The content of this program is delivered through discussion and activities. Certain topic material can be sensitive to some participants. Age-appropriate information will be delivered to the program participants. If you would like more information or if you have any questions, please contact Krista Broadbent at 324-4493 ext.211 kbroadbent@bgckl.com.

Thank you to Chapman’s for donating ice cream for the Take it EASY sale in June.

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