Engaging Girls: Safe Return to School Program (Summer 2021)
This program seeks to mitigate potential learning gaps caused by COVID-19 by supporting the learning, health, and well-being of Black girls entering grades 8, 9, and 10.Registered participants will take part in series of activities that culminate in a 4-night overnightcamp in Blue Mountain, Ontario!
To register, applicants must:
- Identify as a girl or non-binary youth
- Identify as Black
- Be going into grades 8, 9, or 10 in September 2021
- Demonstrate financially need
BREAKING THE CYCLE AND EMPOWERING GIRLS
Engaging Girls Empowerment, Leadership, Development & Action (EGELDA)
The Engaging Girls: Empowerment, Leadership, Development, and Action (EGELDA) program addressed the challenges that participants face in developing their social identity and maintaining positive healthy relationships with their peers. It also helped to encourage gender equity and development through youth civic engagement on social issues that are youth-driven and led.
EGELDA was a yearlong mentorship and leadership program that focuses on empowerment for girls of colour through critical engagement with information communication technology (ICT), social media and civic engagement. Our participant group was girls from marginalized groups between the ages of 14-18 in the Pickering/Ajax. This