Free program aims to get Cowichan Valley tweens comfortable with changing bodies

A special free program offers help for girls as they adjust to the changes that happen when they become teenagers.

A special free program offers help for girls as they adjust to the changes that happen when they become teenagers.

Big Brothers Big Sisters and Island Savings Youth Ambassadors have teamed up to offer a Go Girls program for girls ages 11-14 years that explores healthy bodies and healthy minds.

Girls will learn about active living, balanced eating and feeling good in a four-week program that features group activities, games, chats and time to think. A group of eight to 10 girls will be paired with two female mentors.

Each Go Girl participant will require running shoes, a water bottle and a hat or sunscreen. Sessions will be held in and outdoors so participants are required to be prepared for warmer weather.

The first session runs from July 5-28 and the second from Aug. 2-25.

Girls can register by calling the Big Brothers Big Sisters office at 250-748-2447 or email erin.generous@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.