Grow With Us - Social Programs & Life Skills

What are Social and Mental Health Programs?

Social Programs are a fun, interactive and inclusive way children and youth can learn about themselves, build resilience, gain confidence, and learn practical life skills. Social Programs provide a safe space for participants to be themselves free of judgement.

These programs will be offered in-person at the Club - 184 Horton Street East.

Girls Group

Ages: 9 - 13

Date & Time: Mondays, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Start Date: April 25th, 2022 (6 weeks, not offered on May 23rd, 2022)

Description: This girls-only group is designed to help girls aged 9 - 13 years understand and take care of themselves. In this group we will be discussing mental health, healthy habits, & spreading kindness through conversations, games, & crafts.

  1. Introductions/All About Me
  2. Floral Arrangements with The Garden Club
  3. Mental Health: Awareness & Coping
  4. Fun With Fitness
  5. The Kindness Project
  6. Celebration/Certificates

S.A.G.E. (Sexuality & Gender Equality)

Ages: 10 - 13

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Start Date: April 26th, 2022 (7 weeks)

Description: This program is designed for 2SLGBTQIA + youth and Allies aged 10 - 13 years to come together & learn about themselves, their friends, or their loved ones. Together we will work to reduce stigma, create understanding, and build community.

  1. Social Night/Getting To Know You
  2. Mental Health: Coping Strategies
  3. Understanding the Spectrum: Gender Identity & Expression
  4. Understanding the Spectrum: Sexual Orientation
  5. Healthy Relationships
  6. The Kindness Project/ Celebrating Who You Are
  7. Social Night/Celebration

Inside Out: Understanding Emotions

Ages: 7 - 9

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Start Date: April 27th, 2022 (7 weeks)

Description: This group is designed to help children aged 7 – 9 years identify, understand, & cope with their emotions. We will use games, crafts, & activities to help children gain an understanding of themselves & others.

  1. Introductions/All About Me
  2. Identifying Our Emotions
  3. Dealing With Anger
  4. Dealing with Fear
  5. Big Feelings Calm Down Kits
  6. The Kindness Project
  7. Celebration/Certificates

Guys Group

Ages: 9 - 13

Date & Time: Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Start Date: April 28th, 2022 (7 weeks)

Description: This boys-only group is designed to help boys aged 9 - 13 years understand and take care of themselves. In this group we will be discussing mental health, healthy habits, & spreading kindness through conversations, games, & crafts.

  1. Introductions/All About Me
  2. Mental Health: Awareness & Coping
  3. Fun with Fitness
  4. Role Models Around the World
  5. Confidence
  6. The Kindness Project
  7. Celebration/Certificates

Be The Change

Ages: 10 - 13

Date & Time: Fridays, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Start Date: April 29th, 2022 (not offered on June 3rd, 2022)

Description: In this group, participants aged 10 - 13 years will learn the basics of leadership & advocacy. We will build our self-confidence and find ways to make positive changes in our lives and the world around us through conversations, games, & crafts.

  1. Introductions & Team Building
  2. Mental Health: Awareness & Advocacy
  3. Leadership 101
  4. Standing Up, Speaking Out
  5. The Kindness Project
  6. Celebration/Certificates

Registration: Register Online Website Button

Need more information or have questions? Please contact:

Amber Dobson
Social & Mental Health Coordinator
adobson@bgclondon.ca
519-434-9115 ext. 242

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