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The Gathering Place

172 Military Road

St. John's, NL A1C 5P5

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Each year in October, YWCA St. John’s holds empowerment based conferences for youth - Power in Being a Girl and Strength in Being a Boy. These conferences emphasize violence prevention, and respond to local community needs with workshops focusing on a variety of issues, including self-esteem, healthy relationships, bullying, internet safety, and body image, among others. These conferences provide a fun and safe learning environment that foster opportunities for youth to engage in character-building activities and learn decision-making skills.

Power of Being a Girl and Strength in Being a Boy is held during the third week of October of each year as part of the YWCA’s Week Without Violence™, a week-long series of community events promoting diverse approaches to creating a violence-free world. More than 17,000 people in schools, workplaces, and neighborhood organizations throughout Canada recognize this annual violence prevention initiative aimed at making violence a thing of the past.

On October 23rd, 2016 YWCA St. John’s will deliver Power of Being a Girl and Strength in Being a Boy conferences where participants will explore topics such as healthy relationships and consent, impacts of media and social media, as well as gender stereotypes.

Interested in registering for Power of Being a Girl or Strength in Being a Boy? This FREE registration is open to youth ages 12 to 15 and is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Lunch will be provided. While these programs are gender specific, they are inclusive of trans* youth, and individuals may choose which conference to attend based on their gender identity.

Have questions? Feel free to contact Deanne at 726-YWCA (9922) or at deanne@ywcastjohns.ca.

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St. John's, NL A1C 5P5

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