GO GIRLS!

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for girls ages 8 – 14 (age requirement may vary depending on location of program) that focusses on physical activity, balanced eating and self-esteem. The single, most important goal of the program is to positively shape the lives of young women and girls by helping them build a positive self-image – setting them on a path to reach their full potential in life.

The Go Girls! program consists of seven mentoring sessions, held over an 8-week period, after school within school facilities. Each 2-hour-long session is loosely structured around four themes: physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem, and communication skills.

The program strives to do the following:

  • Create appreciation for the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle
  • Build understanding of what constitutes healthy eating habits and the risks associated with eating disorders
  • Promote the importance of positive mental health and regular physical activity
  • Encourage awareness of core values, personal interests, strengths and attributes
  • Support the development of leadership and life skills
  • Offer guidance in establishing and maintaining friendships
  • Have mentors make a difference while having fun

CHILD REQUIREMENTS

  • Age requirement of participants: 8 – 14.
  • Applicant must live in the Township or City of Langley.
  • Programs occur at partner school grounds or at local community centres.
  • Participants will learn about active living, balanced eating, and positive self-image.
  • Participants will commit to attending weekly 2-hour sessions for 8 weeks

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

  • Age requirement: 16+
  • Applicant must live, work, or go to school in the Township or City of Langley.
  • Volunteers must have a positive attitude towards active living, balanced eating, and positive self-image.
  • Applicants must commit to attending weekly 2-hour sessions for 8 weeks

PROGRAM DONORS AND SUPPORTERS

BC Gaming 2017
Shoppers Drug Mart Life Foundation
SSQ Insurance
Soroptimist
United Way