Girls’ Programs

GIRL POWER and POSSIBILITY…a unique experiential learning and leadership development opportunity just for girlsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

As the film Miss Representation puts it, popular culture is sending a message that “a women’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader.” These sessions support young women (ages 10-14) in developing healthy self-esteem, relationships with their peers, and the ability to communicate authentically. Participants are encouraged to live life fully with intent, exploring what’s possible with their choices, voices and actions at home, in school and within the community. Participants will learn important skills such as:

  • Asserting healthy boundaries
  • Managing choices, obstacles, challenges and distractions
  • Developing positive body image, self-confidence and personal awareness
  • Developing communication and leadership skills
  • Making empowered choices
  • Believing in their potential to achieve what’s possible

All of the exercises with the horses are done on the ground. No previous horse experience is necessary. Expressive  arts will also be used to encourage creativity and self-expression. Sessions are designed for 10 – 14 year olds. There is a maximum 8 participants per program session.

Next Workshop Date: Monday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 14, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuition: $125 per participant, includes all horse activities and materials.

Location: Renegade Ridge Farm in Indian River, Ontario

About Your Lead Facilitator:

Jennifer Garland is the Owner/Program Director of The Mane Intent and has earned her certification in Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning. Once a very active and involved parent, Jennifer is the mother of two daughters who have officially left the nest to pursue their dreams and possibilities. Jennifer is also President of The Cactus Group,  a management consulting firm and brings over 25 years of experience in communications, marketing and change management to her work with the horses. She has previously facilitated youth leadership development workshops with the City of Peterborough.