Flourish Girls Summer Group

July 5, 2018


This summer YMCA Coventry & Warwickshire Youth Work Team will be offering a 3 week targeted girls group  within Willenhall and Binley Ward, as part of our summer schedule. Flourish Girls Summer Group supports girls aged 13-18 years, recognise their strength, intelligence, capability and worth, enabling them to live life in all its fullness.

We would like to invite you to put forward young women to join the programme. Its a pilot programme and will run in an area in which girls and young women are often affected by issues of sexism, domestic violence, low aspirations, low self-esteem, potential for child sexual exploitation and the impact of poverty. Through a mix of specialist training and social activities Flourish is designed to empower young women and help them to recognise and challenge barriers that still exist for them. Focusing on the theme of ‘Protective Behaviours’, the aim of Flourish is to enable a group of girls within Willenhall/Binley to develop their confidence in order that they make the right choices in relation to personal and social development, family and relationships, health & wellbeing and protective behaviours.

The programme will use creative activities to enable the group to develop its identity, and assist the group to develop in a range of skills and experiences.

Running from Monday 30th July- Monday 20th August, 4 days per week.

Activities planned are:

  • Twice weekly protective behaviours workshops, working in partnership with COV- Creative Optimistic Visions
  • Sexual Health and Well-Being workshops in partnership with Community Nurses
  • Creative art and musical workshops
  • A visit to London- celebrating 100 years of women’s right to vote, visit to YMCA England & Wales to discuss their national ‘Be Real’ Campaign – a campaign focusing on changes attitudes towards body image
  • A celebration trip to Alton Towers.

Incentives also include: A month-long bus pass, launch lunch, goody bags and teambuilding activities.

We have very limited places available  – Closing date Friday 12th July, all applications will then be considered, and places offered prioritising on a needs basis. YMCA youth work team will then arrange visits with the potential individuals prior to start date on Monday 30th July.

This is a really great opportunity to support the girls within this community and we anticipate demand for the programme will be high. Please see attached promotional poster and application form and feel free to circulate to those you feel could benefit from the project.

Flourish application form

A4 Poster – Flourish

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