This program reaches out to girls with quality programming addressing key social issues facing young women and fills the need for girl-only extra-curricular community programming, offering girls the opportunity to increase their awareness about violence and its root causes, while exploring self, personal achievements, and building on positive self-esteem. GirlSpace is a Signature Turning Point Program™ that is offered by YWCA’s across Canada.
Girls participate in workshops, trips, and projects all designed to bolster their self-esteem and leadership skills while encouraging them to engage critically with social issues. Because of this strong focus on critical thinking and personal development, GirlSpace is a signature YWCA violence-prevention program. We have offered two successful, well-received pilots in the St. John’s area and we are working to further establish this program locally.