Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a programme for youth ages 14-24 that encourages self discovery, community involvement and physical recreation. The Award is run by several community and school groups but can also be run independently. For more information contact the Valley Open Award Centre, firstname.lastname@example.org or 599-0110
Girls on Board – A non profit organization empowering girls to love their bodies, trust their core and lead the way. Free stand up paddle board trips for teen aged girls.
Junior Mentorship Program – The Town of Kentville encourages young ladies to improve their public speaking and interview skills by participating in the Junior Princess Kentville Mentorship Program. It is open to girls aged 12-18 living in Kentville. 679-2539.
Rad Girls – Rad Girls gives females aged 13-18 the opportunity to do activities they may not
regularly get the chance to try, and to help foster a love for community involvement
and healthy lifestyle. Rad Girls will take part in activities such as skateboarding, roller derby, yoga, hula hoop dancing, surfing, music, and art. Rad Girls is a free-to-join program and meets Thursdays at the LMCC in New Minas starting in September. Contact the Recreation & Community Development department for more info.
Teen Avatar work/playshops – Avatar workshops are about self-development. It is a series of experiential exercises that enables you to rediscover your self and align your consciousness with what you want to achieve. You will experience your own unique insights and revelations. It’s you finding out about you. Gertrude Bishop in Avonport offers workshops for teens. Contact her at 542-3992.
Turning Point: Personal Coaching Solutions – offers many workshops aimed at teenagers, including some for mothers and daughters.