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Lobstick Foundation supports Pass it On Girls!

We are delighted to announce that #Lobstick Foundation has contributed $6,000 towards the Pass it On Girls Program!

Our sincere gratitude to Lobstick for their generous support of the Pass It On Girls #MentorshipProgram.  In this program, high school young women provide structured group and individual mentorship for grade 8 girls. Throughout the school year adult women from our community are asked to attend bi-weekly meetings as presenters and to share activities and expertise.  This creates a venue to ‘pass on’ their wisdom, skills, and inspirations to the girls and young women and to serve as role models. Here’s to everyone at the Lobstick Foundation for helping to make this happen!

Learn more about Lobstick here: http://lobstickfoundation.org/

Coast Capital supports Pass It On Girls!

Pssst! We’ve received $5,000 in funding from @Coast_Capital …Pass It On Girls!

Our sincere gratitude to #CoastCapitalSavings for their generous support of the Pass It On Girls #MentorshipProgram.  In this program, high school young women provide structured group and individual mentorship for grade 8 girls. Throughout the school year adult women from our community are asked to attend bi-weekly meetings as presenters and to share activities and expertise.  This creates a venue to ‘pass on’ their wisdom, skills, and inspirations to the girls and young women and to serve as role models. Here’s to @Coast_Capital for helping to make this happen!

 

2016-17 Membership & Fundraising Appeal

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November 2016

Dear Friends of SWOVA,

 

SWOVA engages this Fall season with all the excitement and creativity that new staff and new programs bring.  Our new Executive Director, Kiran Dhingra and her staff, share the passion that has inspired SWOVA’s work for the last twenty years – a passion for violence-prevention programming and the mentorship of tomorrow’s leaders.

Those young leaders are the best spokespeople for SWOVA’s programs:

Maja Nordine, Respectful Relationships & Youth Team participant 6+ years; 2016 grad:

“I truly believe this program works. It’s all the stuff you’re expected to know entering teenage and adulthood but aren’t taught. Things that are considered common sense like how to manage stress and anxiety, how to talk to your peers and people of authority confidently and respectfully, how to be assertive, consent, empathy, and most importantly how to prevent violence towards other people and yourself…”

High School Mentor of Grade 8 girl through Pass It On, Girls’ Program, Spring, 2016:

“It’s empowering and inspiring and talks about legit (not sugar-coated) stuff.  So vital!” 

High School member, Council of new Pass It On, Boys’ Program, September, 2016:

“I have only attended two Councils and already I notice a difference in the ways I am acting.”

Empowered young people may be the island’s greatest export.  Wherever they go, we know they will use the communication and conflict resolution skills they’ve developed through SWOVA.

Please consider supporting SWOVA and investing in tomorrow’s leaders. Then take the next step–become a member of SWOVA today. Members stay connected to our work through quarterly newsletters and receive news of our events such as our International Women’s Day Gala.

We know empowerment goes both ways: those who enable our programs get to belong to a vibrant, equitable and healthy community.  Thank you for your support of SWOVA.

Please join/renew your membership on or before Thursday, December 1, 2016 to have voting rights at our Annual General Meeting.  Time and place to be announced, watch our website and Facebook page and the “What’s On” calendar in the Driftwood.  

Click HERE to renew/purchase your membership or make a donation.

Click HERE to read about the most recent additions to our our programs!

Warmly,

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Sarah Belknap
Chair of the Board, SWOVA