Finding Your North Star
Grades 6 – 12
April 7, 2017
Mount Nittany Middle School
8:45am – 2:45pm
Registration begins on March 1, 2017
ABOUT OUR WELLNESS FORUMSThese one-day interactive events will allow young women across Centre County to build personal strength and self-confidence to help combat the stresses of today’s high pressure society. Drawing on the expertise of Jana Marie Foundation’s board and special guests, the day’s program features a range of topics from enhancing self-confidence, to team-building, to health and well-being, to creative expression, to self-defense. Our forums are free and open to young women whoo are currently enrolled in the State College Area, Penns Valley, Bellefonte, Bald Eagle, Philipsburg and surrounding School Districts.
Purpose:Build personal strength and self-confidence to help combat the stresses of today’s high pressure society.
- To increase self-confidence and self-awareness in young women
- To open the doors of communication to help young women create stronger relationships with family, friends, and personal networks.
- To provide opportunities for personal development through positive opportunities for creative expression.
- To strengthen personal identity through a focus on knowing, appreciating and developing oneself.
SAMPLE BREAK OUT SESSIONS
All participants will have the chance to attend each session throughout the day!
Rhythm of Life: During this session, the participants will be brought together using motion and sound.
Crafting Your Identity: Strengths, interests and passions all help to create individual uniqueness. Participants will reflect on their experiences and create a piece of art that represents their North Star.
Beyond Words: With the help of Happy Valley Improv, participants will have the chance to explore the power of voice and creative expression.
9:00-9:45am: Welcome and Ice Breaker
The girls will be led through a variety of team building activities and will discuss the importance of working together and lending a helping hand to friends and peers.
9:50-10:35am: Breakout Sessions 1
10:40-11:30am: Keynote Speaker
11:30-12:15pm: Breakout Session 2
12:55-1:40pm: Breakout Session 3
1:40pm-2:45pm: Self Defense and Closing Remarks
Cat Cook from Monarch Martial Arts will teach the girls basic self-defense and will lead the girls through an exercise of great empowerment.