KDSC brings A Girl’s Way course to Vernon

Course for girls ages 10 and up is designed to help support the transition from childhood to the teen years

For the past couple of years, the Kelowna & District Safety Council has been offering its popular Babysitter Training, Home Alone and First Aid programs for kids in Vernon at the People Place. Now, KDSC is excited to announce that it is adding A Girl’s Way to its program roster, and a pilot course will be held in Vernon Dec. 6.

“We’re really excited to be premiering the new A Girl’s Way program from Kidsafe Canada,” said Tania Meyer, executive director. “It will be part of our regular line-up of courses in 2015, and we had so much positive feedback from parents when we announced it that we decided to run pilot courses in Kelowna and in Vernon in early December 2014 as well.”

The course runs Dec. 6 in Vernon at the People Place from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $45 if registering online at www.kdsc.bc.ca.

A Girl’s Way is a program for pre-teen girls ages 10 and up. Most girls make unsafe decisions based on low self-image and self-esteem, and A Girl’s Way helps to prepare young girls to make good, healthy, safe decisions prior to entering their teen years when most kids are introduced to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, dating, and when peer-pressure is at an all-time high.

A Girl’s Way supports the transition from childhood to teenage years, while setting limits and boundaries when it comes to behavior (both in person and online), self-respect, and personal safety. The course is interactive and includes role play, scenarios, and group work. Meyer calls it empowering, engaging and non-threatening.

The courses are expected to sell out, so register early through KDSC’s online registration system at www.kdsc.bc.ca. Just go to the kids program menu, click on A Girl’s Way, and scroll down to the bottom of the page for the registration forms.