This week the B.O.L.D girls attended an interactive workshop on healthy relationships. The B.O.L.D girls engaged in an open discussion with both male and female youth from the Scarborough area. They got the opportunity to explore what it means to be in a healthy or unhealthy relationship and the differences between the two. Some of the things they learned were signs associated with healthy and unhealthy relationships. They learned the importance of having support, showing respect, and compromising in relationships. They also learned to look out for behaviours of manipulation, jealously and abuse. The B.O.L.D girls learned new things, met new people and shared some of their experiences with the group. Another great part about this workshop was that the girls were given volunteer hours for their participation in this workshop.
In keeping up with the healthy relationships theme B.O.L.D and B.O.L.D JR worked on an activity called Letters of Expression. The girls were given the opportunity to write a private letter to a person in their life that they needed to express themselves to. In this letter the girls were able to say exactly what was on their mind and what was bothering them. The girls then sealed the letter and handed it back to staff. The letters will not be opened or given to anyone and will remain a secret. The girls will be able to open their letters at the end of the school year to see if relationships have changed or grown since.
Just like to send out another special thank you to The Canadian Center for Victims of Torture and the Supporting Newcomer Access Project (SNAP) for welcoming us to this workshop.
Stay tuned for next week’s workshop!