THE GLOW program was created to empower girls by providing them with an opportunity to gain self confidence and skills necessary to become effective and influential leaders in their community.

 

Our program inspires girls of all ethnic, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds to be prominent and influential leaders. The GLOW program is designed for girls aged 9-14 and can be offered as a lunch time, after school or as an evening program, in person or virtually.  We offer a variety of themes, each of which are composed of eight classes for a total of 12 hours.

 

Each 1.5 hour class includes:

*Note: It is easy to modify GLOW classes to 1 hour

  • Our GLOW Circle time provides a safe place for girls to share their opinions and feelings 
  • a nutritious snack
  • exposure to fun, creative fitness activities to promote the benefits of daily physical exercise
  • coaching to set and work toward their personal goals 

Our program integrates and cultivates the following key values: integrity, self-worth, honesty, pride and responsibility. 

   

 

GLOW Goals

  1. Girls believe that their success in school and life depends on their ability to problem solve, think critically and make good choices.
  2. Girls believe that meeting and connecting with girls of various beliefs, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds is beneficial.
  3. Girls want to attend meetings with other girls, of a similar age, to engage in deep, and possibly. uncomfortable conversations ( Brene Brown, Dare to Lead)
  4. Girls want to participate in physical fitness and eat nutritiously because they are knowledgeable about how it positively fuels their body. 

 

 

Let’s Make a Difference

 

As we know, many girls struggle at school with issues, such as bullying and involvement in unhealthy friendships, just to fit in. This results is the development of negative self-talk and poor body image. We also want them to know, they are not alone.

 

With this awareness in mind, each GLOW theme is intentionally scaffolded to build self confidence and support girls so they take the time they need to learn about their authentic self. Once girls have a clearer understanding of who they are, they are ready to take the necessary steps toward leading others to do the same.  The GLOW Circle is designed in a way that creates a comfortable, safe and non-judgmental environment for girls to take risks.

 

The GLOW School program meets many of Canada, as well as United States, Wellness curriculum learning objectives. 

 

(We are proud to incorporate the Alberta Education competencies, as one of our tools to support girls when they encounter uncomfortable social and emotional situations: https://tinyurl.com/yy8jxxot).