As part of the Coca-Cola Step it Up Challenge, Girls Inc. of SWCT Girls added some fun and “walked” to Hawaii afterschool. Close to 40 girls and staff members participated in the 6 week program that promoted healthy movement during their afterschool program, recording all of their movements with pedometers. Girls were challenged to increase their steps by at least 25% during this program. At the conclusion of the program, the girls logged just shy of 500,000 steps, enough to get them to Hawaii!!
In celebration of their success, the girls through a huge Luau party, right here in Waterbury! Complete with music, grass skirts, tropical foods and games, the girls had a blast and enjoyed their accomplishment! The best part is that the girls had so much fun, they continue to be up and active, with an eye on their next tropical visit.
The Cola-Cola Foundation has partnered with organizations that have a meaningful impact in communities around the globe. The Coca-Cola Foundation and Girls Inc. partnered this year to bring the Step It Up Challenge to our national network. A part of our Mind + Body initiative, this program is designed to encourage girls, along with staff, volunteers and family members, to increase their daily activity level by taking more steps.
Girls Inc. of SWCT is back in Prospect and offering fun filled Friday night programs for girls ages 6-12 through the Prospect Parks and Recreation Department starting Friday, March 7th!
Each Friday has a fun and exciting theme such as PJ Movie night, Mad Science, Creative Art and Fun Friday. This seven week program starts Friday, March 7th and runs until April 25th (No Program during school vacation, 4/18) from 6-8PM. This program will take place at the Meeting Place in Prospect, 30 Center Street. The fee of the program is $40 for the seven sessions and includes a snack. Space is limited.
To register for this program, please call Prospect Parks and Recreation at 203-758-4461. For more information about this program, please call the program office, 203-756-4639 or email email@example.com.
For girls ages 6-9
Session 1: SMART Girls Ready to get your hands dirty? This six-week hands on program gives girls the opportunity to explore the world of science in an all girl environment. Make lava lamps, volcanoes, slime, and much more! A great program for a curious mind!
Session 2: Healthy Mind & Body– A great program that will focus on Self Esteem, Nutrition and Physical Activity, Sports, Body Basics & Image in a fun and informative matter.
For girls ages 10+
Session 1: Media Mavens- In this 6 week program girls get hands-on with all that is media. Every day girls get to make mini-media productions, like radio segments, news stories, music videos, and more! The girls will also work towards a big production at the end of the program.
Session 2: Junior Leaders—will empower girls to enrich their communities by exploring their own ability, and responsibility, to produce positive, long-term social change. All girls will receive a leadership certificate at the end of the program!
This five week program starts Tuesday February 4th. Please sign up with Middlebury Parks and Recreation Department, #203-758-2520 by Friday, January 31st 2014.