Girl Power!

Aug 7, 2010

It may be the dog days of summer, but there are still some wonderful activities available for local girls and teens. Due to the overwhelming popularity of their programs earlier this summer, the Institute for Girls’ Development has added three additional opportunities in August:

MIND BODY SPIRIT DANCE! August 9 – 13  The theme is “Girls’ Friendships” in this new one week program geared for girls entering 3rd – 5th grade.  Through fun movement, yoga, skits, games, crafts and group conversations, girls will learn skills for positive friendships.  Join the Institute team and expert guests for an empowering week for girls.  Free for parents: Dr. Melissa Johnson, Institute founder will offer a workshop for parents, providing tips, tools, and resources for helping daughters navigate their social world. More information available here.

MOVIN’ ON UP: The transitions to middle school and high school are significant milestones in the lives of girls and their parents. This unique, empowering workshop includes an afternoon of creative movement and conversation – including tools for building trust, confidence, and relationships for the adventure ahead!  Through break out sessions, dialogue, and movement, mothers and daughters build resources for the coming year.  Light refreshments served and a packet of resource materials will be available to take home. Cost is $75 per session. Flier, application, and scholarship info available here.

Session 1: Sunday, August 8, 1- 4 p.m.  Girls entering middle school and their mom/caregiver

Session 2: Sunday, August 15, 1 – 4 p.m. Teen girls entering high school and their mom/caregiver

All three programs were designed by Hilary Thomas, founder of Pasadena’s Lineage Dance, and Melissa Johnson, Ph.D., psychologist & founder of the Institute for Girls’ Development. For more information or to sign up contact: 626.585.8075.



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