Cornerstone Family and Youth, Carlyle, Saskatchewan
Girls’ Group is a group mentoring program that offers weekly meetings, events, field trips, community-service projects, and confidence-building activities over the course of the school year. The program begins by bringing mentors and mentees together in a large group for guided activities with facilitators. Later, the facilitators divide the group into smaller peer-led mentoring groups. These groups meet weekly until June with the guidance of the facilitator. The smaller mentoring groups begin to develop relationships that last many years. The groups participate in team-building activities and group projects. The goal of the program is to ensure each girl feels supported by her peers, has strong self-esteem, and a sense of belonging within her community.
Grant amount: $140,000 over 4 years