Youth Groups

"Inspiring, confidence building, friendship building, fun"...these are just a few of the words used by kids to describe what these groups have meant to them. The foundation of these groups is built on relationship, we listen to what the group wants, we start every class with a check in to give every participant a chance to speak and be heard. The group is designed around what the kids are asking for or talking about. Past classes have focused on...how to manage my anger, how to deal with anxiety about tests, how to speak up to peers when I don't feel confident, how to share my feelings with my family or friends. These groups are a favorite of our staff because they are SO POWERFUL! Here is a little general information about these fabulous programs.

S.T.A.R. Club 
(Self Confident, Trusting, Assertive, Resilient)
6-7 yrs old
*NEW Red Deer group starting in Sept

Kids will learn ways to help focus their attention, improve self-regulation skills, build resilience to stress and manage anxiety. Through storytelling, games, movement, dance, crafts and discussions, kids will develop increased confidence and skills for navigating social situations. Every session ends with a special relaxation time in the hammocks under the stars. 

Lacombe:  Wednesdays Nov 22-Jan 24
                  no classes Dec 27, Jan 3
                  To the Stars OT
                  4:30-5:30pm

Red Deer:   Tuesdays Sept 19-Nov 7
                   4:00-5:00 pm
                   The Forum
                   228 Spruce Street, Red Deer


Investment:  $250 for 8 Weeks

 


S.T.A.R. Club 
(Self Confident, Trusting, Assertive, Resilient)
8-10 yrs old 
*NEW Red Deer group starting in Sept

Kids will learn ways to help focus their attention, improve self-regulation skills, build resilience to stress and manage anxiety. Through games, movement, dance, crafts and discussions, kids will develop increased confidence and skills for navigating social situations. Every session ends with a special relaxation time in the hammocks under the stars. 

Lacombe:     Wednesdays Sept 20 - Nov 8
                     6-7 pm
                     To the Stars OT

Red Deer:      Thursdays Sept 21- Nov 9
                      4-5 pm
                      The Forum
                      228 Spruce Street, Red Deer


Investment:  $250 for 8 Weeks

 


Social STARS Group
8-10 yrs old

*NEW Red Deer group starting in Nov

This club will introduce students to social thinking concepts to help them learn to think about others, notice social cues in their environment and learn key skills to be part of a group.  We will learn about hidden social rules and how we can use flexible thinking to solve problems.  This group is designed for kids who might struggle in group situations or may need more support in reading social cues.  Games, activities and group projects will ba a key part of the group allowing members to practice these ideas with support and coaching as needed. 

Lacombe:  Wednesdays Nov 22-Jan 24
                  no classes Dec 27, Jan 3
                  To the Stars OT
                  6-7pm

Red Deer:  Tuesdays Nov 21-Jan 23
                   no classes Dec 26, Jan 2
                   Location The Forum
                   4:30 - 5:30 pm

Investment:  $250 for 8 Weeks

Leadership & Empowerment 
11-14 years old

Do you wish your son or daughter had more confidence or better self esteem? We will facilitate discussion around important topics such as, trusting your instincts, defeating drama and navigating social media. This group is cocreated between the facilitator and the youth. They are encouraged to share their own experiences and ask for what they want to help them feel empowered and strong. We will be using creative expression, journalling, art, music, drama and movement to support self expression and confidence. Past groups shared that they wanted this group to run longer so that we could dig deep into key concepts and ideas. So we have answered their request! We are now running for 10 weeks and we will expand on concepts around leadership and healthy risk taking.

Starts:        Thursdays Nov 9 - Jan 25, 2018
                  4:30-6pm
                  To the Stars OT

Investment:  $400 for 10 weeks
                    may be split into 3 post dated cheques

 


Print Club 

This program is designed for kids learning how to print but who might be struggling with how to form their letters. It is important for kids to learn efficient and accurate letter formation to help build a strong foundation for literacy and writing. Early intervention is the best way to support development before any bad habits or reversals are learned. We will use a variety of hands on multi-sensory activities to teach lower case letter formations. Using the “Handwriting Without Tears” program children will learn a series of consistent “rules” which reinforce proper letter formation.

*Weekly at home activities will be suggested to help reinforce and expand on concepts and skills introduced in the program.

Red Deer:  Thursdays Nov 23-Jan 25
                   no classes Dec 28, Jan 4
                   Location The Forum
                   4:30 - 5:30 pm

Investment:  $250 for 8 Weeks

 

 

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Any of our groups can be brought into the school setting. To explore options for your students, please contact us.

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