A TYPICAL DAY IN THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
During a typical Wednesday after school program session, the school district provides bus transportation to our location. After the girls arrive, they visit with friends and get a nutritious snack. Then, a staff member or a guest speaker leads the large group teaching session on that month’s theme–social relationships, health, careers, etc.
The girls split into small groups led by a social worker or volunteer who coaches them on life skills, goal planning, or other topics pertaining to the month’s theme. Fun activities like yoga, poetry writing, crafts, and scrapbooking are also regularly part of the afternoon.
Aside from the Wednesday afternoon program, the girls’ small group leaders also conduct in-school visits once a week. There, they maintain relationships with school staff, conduct small groups with their girls, and offer individualized counseling.