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Challenge to Geneva Girls: 'Fearlessly Be Yourself'

'Chick Chat' so popular for fourth- and fifth-grade girls, program capacity is expanded and registration is extended to Jan. 25. Sign up now!

"Chick Chat" has come to Geneva, and it's so wildly popular with fourth- and fifth-grade girls that the Feb. 9 program capacity has been expanded and registration is extended to Jan. 25.

So you probably should fearlessly sign up soon. Just sayin'.

The event is held 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Geneva Middle School North. Registration and opening activity begins at 8:30 a.m. and parents are asked to escort your child through registration.

"We Challenge All 4th and 5th Grade Girls to … FEARLESSLY BE YOURSELF!" the program flyer suggests.

CHICK CHAT by HGNA’s focus in 2013 is on helping your fourth- or fifth-grade
daughter develop her true sense of self in this one-day, all-girl workshop that is different each year for each grade level.

The workshop is brought to Geneva by TriCity Family Services, Geneva Coalition for Youth, and Geneva CUSD 304.

Students will attend two small-group breakout sessions led by professional facilitators who will guide the girls through the exploration of tools designed to help them form stronger relationships, make healthy decisions, and delve into developing their own unique sense of self.

The Chick Chat by HGNA curriculum is aligned with the Illinois Social Emotional Learning Standards.

In addition to the two breakout sessions, the fun-filled, all-girls retreat includes a guided opening activity with a fun take-home, a relaxing yoga session taught by a certified yoga instructor, the Chick Chat Challenge (a high-energy, action-packed, team-building session), a healthy lunch and snacks to keep participants fueled for the day, a really fun T-shirt, and a take-home booklet encompassing all the tools and techniques learned throughout the day for reference and support to utilize throughout the year.

WHAT PARENTS AND GIRLS SAY ABOUT CHICK CHAT by HGNA:

"Growing up is difficult ... even as adults we never fully get there. Chick Chat camealong at a time when my daughter needed it. Learning to feel more confident andembrace who she is as a person is helping her as she enters these teenageyears." — Elizabeth S.

"Chick Chat helps you to feel more confident about yourself, besides being reallyfun. Every year I've attended I have made at least one new friend. Chick Chat rocks!!" — Sami M.

Registration details are on the attached PDF.

If you are an adult interested in volunteering to help with Chick Chat, please call TriCity Family Services at 630-232-1070 and ask for Michelle Clark.

TO REGISTER ONLINE: Go to www.tricityfamilyservices.org and click on the “Prevention” button on the left. Next, click on Chick Chat and complete the application and payment forms.

OR, TO REGISTER BY MAIL: Complete the form on the attached PDF and mail it with payment to: TriCity Family Services, 1120 Randall Court, Geneva, IL 60134.

 

SOURCE: Harrison Street School PTO

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