Girl Neighborhood Power Program
Provided byVera Court Neighborhood Center, Inc
Vera Court Neighborhood Center's Girl Neighborhood Power program is a broad based after school and evening leadership program for girls ages 9-14. GNP programming emphasizes academic achievement, health and fitness education, access to health care, civic engagement, healthy relationships, AODA prevention, youth leadership, and positive recreation.
The overall goal of GNP is to increase girls' success in making healthy decisions regarding school, home, community and self. Strategies include increasing girls' opportunities to interact in a positive way with peers and adults through skill development/leadership in the areas of health, academics, life skills, community service and recreational programs. An academic case management component requires all girls set academic goals at the beginning of each quarter.
The Elementary School Girl Neighborhood Power program meets weekly on Monday evenings from 5:30-8:00 pm and Thursday afternoons from 2:30-5:30 pm.
The Middle School Girl Neighborhood Power program meets weekly on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:00 pm.
The Girl Neighborhood Power program meets occasionally on Saturday afternoons for special events.
During the summer months the Girl Neighborhood Power program is incorporated into summer camp programming. Please see the Children's Program and Middle School Summer Camp descriptions for more information.