UPCOMING PROGRAMS WITH JESS GORDON
Killarney Community Centre, Vancouver BC
West end Community centre, vancouver BC
6-week series || 1.5hr/session || small groups || ages 9-12
WHO THIS is FOR:
Children learn better by doing than by being told or shown what to do. Practice and role playing in a safe and fun environment can help children be emotionally safer. Like many activities we do, the practice of safety skills is stored in our mind and felt in our bodies as ‘muscle memory’. Children who have practiced how to respond appropriately to different situations are likely to do what they’ve practiced in real life.
We believe all young girls need a place that they feel safe and respected; our programs are designed to empower young girls to feel safe, confident and strong in who they are and their place in the world.
Whether your child or loved one struggles with bullies, confidence and self-esteem, or wants better ways to deal with everyday interactions with peers or others, Arise Programs provides a safe space to explore, learn, connect and have fun with other girls and mentors.
WHAT WE WILL COVER:
Our program curriculum covers the importance of personal power, safety and situational awareness, boundaries and consent, healthy conflict resolution, and positive self esteem.
how to recognize and avoid danger
how to deal with conflict in a healthy way
how to trust and strengthen ones intuition and awareness
how to stand up for yourself
how to set and maintain boundaries
how to physically protect oneself in a worst case scenario
Through this highly interactive program, Girls will gain hands on experience through discussions, personal reflections, role plays, jiu-jitsu based self defense techniques and other fun activities and games that delve into important topics while developing safety and empowerment skills that will last a lifetime.
Opening Circle - 10 min
Warm Up - 10 min
Self Defense Technique - 20 min
Cool Down/Break - 10 min
Activity/Discussion/Role Play - 30 min
Reflection + Closing Circle - 10 min
At the end of each program, participants will get an Arise Certificate of completion.
There are many positive outcomes for Arise participants, here are some of the key areas: