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GirlSpace is a Signature Turning Point Program™ that is offered by YWCA’s across Canada. This violence prevention program has been offered by YWCA St. John’s since 2012. 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.  

The GirlSpace program offers participants the opportunity to explore a variety of topics and engage critically with social issues. Through this, the participants build on their skills including leadership, teamwork, self-reliance, increased independence, self-awareness, and positive self-esteem.  This program focuses on building critical thinking skills and personal development.