Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara is pleased to announce that Teen Center Facilitator Veronica Ramirez has been asked to become a trainer for all of Girls Inc.
Earlier this summer Veronica attended the Healthy Sexuality training at the Girls Inc. National program center in Indianapolis, IN. At that training, Veronica’s talent and passion were noted by Girls Inc. National staff. She will head back to Indianapolis in August 2017 to attend the Training of Trainers seminar.
This is an honor for Veronica and for Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara as fewer than 50 Girls Inc. staff across the network (in the U.S. and in Canada) are invited to participate in the trainers seminar. Upon completion of the Training of Trainers, Veronica will lead Girls Inc. network-wide, regional, and local trainings for Girls Inc. staff. Congratulations Veronica on earning this incredible opportunity and on modeling strong, smart, and bold!
In Week 3 of Camp Ignite for Teens, our teen girls were onsite at Hearts Therapeutic Riding Center for “HorsePower” – its Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP). The sessions allowed girls to work 1:1 with Hearts staff and volunteers to practice their patience, concentration, resilience, and emotional control skills. Our teens learned to care for their horses and their needs, and worked on building trust that came with riding the horses throughout the week.
This summer marks the first Teen Summer Camp at Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara. Each week of the nine-week camp is themed around developing leadership skills, building community involvement, cultivating healthy habits, and exploring education and career opportunities after high school for girls in grades 7-12.
Girls Inc. girls participate in the HorsePower program thanks to the generous support of individual donors and grant funding. Continued participation in the program for fall 2017 and beyond is contingent upon securing additional funding. Individuals interested in supporting this opportunity for our girls can email@example.com.