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Project Title:
Girls ZOne
Initiative:
Imagineaction Social Action Projects
School Name:
Lougheed Middle School
School board / First Nations school jurisdiction:
Peel District School Board
Project Theme:
  • Connect [relationships]
  • Engage [active & participatory citizenship]
  • Thrive [health & wellness]
  • Lead [leadership]
Grade Level:
6, 7, 8
Subject Areas:
The Arts, English, Guidance and Career Education, Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences and Humanities, Technological Education
City:
Brampton
Province/Territory:
Ontario
Community Partners:
As mentioned in the project description:
Free-Them
Local Woman's Shelter
Working with career professionals within the community
Rapport Youth and Family Services

Contact names have not been listed as work with these organizations is pending project approval. Rapport has already connected with our school since earlier this year.


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Girls ZOne

Girls Zone

Dress to Impress
-learn the importance of proper grooming, appropriate clothing etc
-body image – Dove Campaign
-Eating right and staying fit
-fashion show
-Money to support victims of human trafficking (specific organization is called Free Them)
-Rapport Youth and Family Services

She Said They Said
-Cyber bullying Rumours etc
-Students will use social networking to raise awareness and develop a tips website
Rapport Youth and Family Services
Models Inc
Role models and mentors
Guest speakers
Job/mentor shadow for the day
Coordinate a grade 8 career fair for May/June along with guidance teacher, (pool of presenters for career fair have begun to be coordinated)

Artisans with crafty hands
-teaching girls how to be independent, well rounded
-girls will learn woodworking, how to use tools etc
-girls will have a crafts show and sell their goods to support a local shelter for women (shelter to be determined)

Update (May-20-13)

The program became one to help support girls in developing their self esteem, and social skills. Some girls have engaged in small group social skills development, while others have been involved in a reading buddies program at our feeder school. They go once a week and read to grade 3's. They are students who have found some difficulty fitting in at school/making and maintaining friends, or are just needing some help with their social skills. There are girls from grade 6, 7 and 8 involved in the reading buddies program.

The girls in the reading buddies program and the social skills development program will be involved in running a pink lemonade drink sale at our school's Jump Rope for Heart event in June. The sale goes to support the Because I am a Girl program.

Update (August-29-13)

Girl's Zone was very successful. The girls this year were selected based on those that could use some help building leadership skills, or develop social skills. It made for a good mix of girls. They engaged in a reading buddy program at lunch with our feeder school down the road at lunch time once twice per ten day cycle. This helped to build the leader within. By the end of the year as they engaged in the culminating task - to run a school wide drink sale to support Because I am a Girl - alongside our Jump Rope for Heart Day, they rose to the occasion. They arrived early, mixed the drinks, created media building up to the sale that informed of the organization, why they were raising the money and promotions for the drink sale. They rose $314.00 for Plan Canada in support of Because I am a Girl and were asking about next year!