Sturgeon Lake Central School, Sturgeon Lake, Saskatchewan
This innovative after-school program helps Sturgeon Lake First Nation girls navigate risk factors including sexual violence and abuse, parental neglect, and teenage pregnancy. This program aims to break this cycle and help girls aged 9-13 to achieve their full potential. The girls’ self-esteem is promoted through a variety of cultural, educational, and recreational activities. These activities build on participants’ individual and collective strengths and help them find their voices. The program creates safe spaces, promotes healthy lifestyle choices, and offers role-modeling in critical areas. The goal is to empower girls to think positively about themselves, their community, and their future.
Grant amount: $160,000 over 4 years