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Girl’s Leadership Program (5 Weeks)(Famous 5 Foundation)
April 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Famous 5 Foundation is launching it’s very first 5-week Girl’s Leadership Program on April 16th, 2019. The goal of the workshop is to remind girls – ages 8 to 12 years old – of the inspirational story of the Famous Five while they embark on skill-building workshops and events, to help them grow into Canada’s next generation of leaders.
Each workshop is 2 hours long and the theme is tied to a Famous 5 woman. For example, the theme for Day 1 is “Curious” – a trait characterizing Henrietta Muir Edwards. Our facilitators will provide a quick lesson on Ms. Edwards and lead girls through a discussion and activity based on the theme. Then, during the second half of the workshop, a speaker – a professional engineer, will talk about her journey as it relates to the theme and lead the girls through a STEM activity.
The remaining workshop themes include “Ambitious” (Nellie McClung), “Adventurous” (Louise McKinney), “Ingenious” (Emily Murphy) and “Courageous” (Irene Parlby) with female speakers representing various industries such as health and wellness, agriculture, construction and so on.
The workshops will provide girls with ideas, tools and strategies for developing a strong sense of self, thereby laying the foundation for them to be true to themselves and to uncover their leadership potential.
Dates: Tuesdays (5 weeks: April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 2019)
Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Ages: Girls ages 8 to 12 years old
Where: Evergreen Community Spaces (Ash Studio), 1709 8 Ave NE, Calgary, AB
Cost: $20 (Total for all 5 weeks) (Free pizza will be provided!)
Will there be a theme for each week?
Yes, each week focuses on a Famous 5 woman and the theme revolves on a characteristic that best describes her. We will also feature a speaker and activity that matches the theme each week.
April 16: Curious/Henrietta Muir Edwards
April 23: Ambitious/Nellie McClung
April 30: Adventurous/Louise McKinney
May 7: Ingenious/Emily Murphy
May 14: Courageous/Irene Parlby
Are there any age requirements to enter the event?
Yes, this event is open to girls between the ages of 8 to 12 years old.
What are transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is ample free parking by the facility.
Alternatively, Evergreen Community Spaces is on the number 19 bus route and the Barlow train stop is a shuttle bus stop away.
What can I bring into the event?
Just your beautiful selves. We will provide everything – including FREE pizza and juice.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email: [email protected]