MISSION: To celebrate and connect girls with neuro/developmental differences.
VISION: A world where neurological/developmental differences are not a barrier to friendship, connection, happiness, and self-worth.
The purpose of girls club is to provide:
Community, connection, friendship and fun
Parents of girls a chance to connect
+ MOSTLY: to give our girls a chance to be themselves, and to see themselves in others… to form meaningful connections with girls who feel like them, are like-minded, and share a similar experience of the world. It's a place to feel like you BELONG, and are not in any way "the other."
All people wish to connect and form meaningful relationships with others
Providing on-going opportunities for kids/teens who might otherwise find it more challenging to make friends is one way (a great way!) to help foster these relationships
Labels cannot encapsulate all that someone is
(the only labels at GIRLS CLUB are the name tags!)
Everyone wants to feel like they belong – to have a group, a club, a squad, a posse, a tribe, some homegirls, some besties, some BFFs… a circle that is just theirs.
Girls Club is that.
our guiding principles are: inclusivity, friendship & Fun
No barriers to membership:
- Girls of all ages and abilities
(regardless of required supports or level of independence)
- No membership or drop-in fees
(outings with associated costs will be pay-per-use)
Genuine relationships improves the quality of life for all parties
Girls Club is about fun and frivolity!
It is not therapy; it is a place to relax and have fun
(If you find that therapeutic, that is wonderful)
AS GIRLS CLUB GROWS, WE ENVISION:
Extended events for peer groups:
Wee Sisters, Younger Sisters, Middle Sisters, Older Sisters
More localized chapters across BC, Canada, and the world
There is no limit to what our GIRLS can do!
Want to know about GIRLS CLUB?
Listen to our interview here: http://autism30.com/ingirlsclub.html