The Step Up Program provides a free, bilingual, extracurricular, dance and mentorship based program for girls in Grades 6 to 12. It will encourage self-confidence, leadership, healthy livelihood and sisterhood.”
THE STEP UP PROGRAM is a project developed by theΣβΦ sorority of the University of Ottawa. This program is aimed to encourage a healthy livelihood through dance and mentorship.
This program will encourage a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally by providing the opportunity to be physically active, meet new role models at different walks of life, as well as explore their strengths, insecurities, and goals in a safe, bilingual and open-minded environment.
Throughout the program, we are proposing to have 10 themes. Each themes would involve physical activity (through step), a thematic discussion, a hands-on activity, and either a guest speaker or a field trip.
Program development is ongoing, as well as the search for funding opportunities through grants. Our aim is to start our program in September of 2011 in a downtown priority neighbourhood of Ottawa.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
If you are an organization, private business, work in the community, or are just interested in being a part of THE STEP UP PROGRAM, you can help us by providing curriculum and program development ideas, giving endorsements, being a guest speaker during our program sessions, and participating in our community and fundraising events.
Not only are we looking for young females to participate in the program itself, but we are also looking for Grade 12 student mentors to help facilitate the weekly sessions.
These students will have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in program development and facilitation, contribute to their community, be provided with honoraria, as well as, get references and volunteer hours.
FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT
Sigma Beta Phi:
2010-07-30 - 2010-08-20