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Community Sheroes

Community Sheroes

Community Sheroes is a free program for girls and gender non-conforming youth in Grades 8 to 10 who want to create positive community change. This program nurtures leadership and team-building skills, builds confidence and self-esteem, and helps participants to understand and experience how to create positive community change.

Community Sheroes are girls or gender non-conforming youth who care about social justice and want to make their communities and the world better places. It is important to them to stand up for what they believe in and to use their power to encourage others to do the same. Does this sound like you? 

For Participants

Participants have a passion for social justice and community change and are interested in learning from a mentor.

Participants’ Commitments

  • A two-hour program on the first Tuesday of every month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Downtown Community Centre (35B Weber St. W., Kitchener). The program will focus on topics such as change making, systems, social justice, leadership, and team building.
  • A group activity in the community (touring or volunteering at a social service agency, seeing a relevant film, attending a community event with a social justice focus).
  • A monthly meeting with your mentor (at a time and place convenient to both of you) to help you to understand, set, and achieve your own social justice and community change goals.  
  • Participating in the program for one year. You will be supported by YW program staff to ensure that your Community Sheroes experience is a success.

Registration

If you are interested in participating in the Community Sheroes program, please fill out this form. All applications will be considered. You will be contacted for follow-up.

 

For Mentors

Mentors have a passion for social justice and community change and are interested in supporting girls in pursuit of their social justice and community change goals.

Mentors’ Commitments

  • A monthly meeting with your mentee (at a time and place convenient to both of you) to help her to understand, set, and achieve her own social justice and community change goals.
  • Participating in the program for one year. You will be supported by YW program staff (support will include training and meetings with other mentors) to ensure that the Community Sheroes experience is a success for both you and your mentee. 

Registration

If you are interested in being a mentor in the Community Sheroes program, please fill out this form. All applications will be considered. You will be contacted for follow-up.

 

For More Information

Jennifer Gordon

Director of Youth Services

519-576-8856-215

jennifer.gordon@ywcakw.on.ca

This program is funded by the Astley Family Foundation.