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3.Offer volunteer and paid opportunities to young women, demonstrating the value of their experiences, and the joy of community participation.

 

You can join this initiative by signing up to be a Youth Benefactor!

Full Youth Benefactor: $150 - pays the full cost of hosting one young woman, and you also become a founding member of Inner Development Project (lifetime membership).

Partial Youth Benefactor: $75 – pays half the cost of hosting one young woman, and you also become a founding member of Inner Development Project (5 year membership).

Youth Supporter: <$75 – support the initiative and you also become a founding member of Inner Development Project (1 year membership). 

Workshops 2018/19

 

Body Image

 

Goal:                        

To bring awareness to external negative body image narratives (society, social media), internal negative body image self-talk, and promote body positive discourse.

Activities:

Drawing, writing

Discussion:

How messages in society, family, friend groups etc affect our body image, self-esteem/self-love.  Tools for letting go of negative body image.

Interaction:

Moderate - some independent/as group

 

Healthy Relationships

 

Goal:

To unpack our assumptions about “healthy” and “unhealthy” relationships, and to discuss strategies for communication in relationships (family, friends, romantic

Activities:

Healthy Relationships Card Game

Discussion:

Identifying trends in relationships as healthy/unhealthy/ambiguous. Tools for establishing boundaries.

Interaction:

High

 

Sexual Health

 

Goal:

To educate about sexual health from an informative and youth positive lens.

Activities:

Games, Q&A

Discussion:

Sexual health including sexual identity, gender, safer sex, mental health, consent.

Interaction:

Moderate - self directed participation

 

Consent

 

Goal:

To promote conversation about consent and boundaries as it relates to relationships, sexual activity, and broader applications for day-to-day lives.

Activities:

SEXY SEXUAL HEALTH TRIVIA (content age appropriate), Q&A, Scenarios

Discussion:

Explore consent positivity/ bodily autonomy, challenge social norms and customs.  Practical tools for boundary setting.

Interaction:

Moderate - High

 

Sexism & Gender Roles

 

Goal

To identify the role of society plays to inform our gender, and the limitations of gender roles; make space for our experiences of sexism, and the impact on our goals.

Activities:

GIF making (stop motion animation).

Discussion:

Explore ideas of gender roles, social pressure, identity.

Interaction:

Moderate - self directed participation.

 

Self-Esteem

 

Goal:

To strengthen and identify self-esteem.

Activities:

Worksheet Activity/Introspection

Discussion:

Naming characteristics we value and identify within ourselves. Self-esteem recognition and building.

Interaction:

Moderate - self directed participation.

 

Social Media

 

Goal:

To explore the role of social media in our lives, and to examine our roles in social media.

Activities:

Games, collaging/mood board making

Discussion:

Explore ideas about validation, bullying, digital footprint, safety, mental health.

Interaction:

Moderate - some independent/as group

February 2019:  An Evening with Tarana Burke (IDP outing with SISTAHOOD) 

July 2018: DUDEBOX X IDP SCAVENGER HUNT FUNDRAISER - in benefit for Dandelion Initiative

October 2016:  HALLOWE'EN SCAVENGER HUNT FUNDRAISER - in benefit for IDP

July 2016:  URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT FUNDRAISER - in benefit for IDP

Past initiatives/Events

We are excited to announce our Youth Think Tank 2016 Initiative! 

This is a paid opportunity for 17 young women ages 11-18, to give us their invaluable feedback on how to improve our programming - deepening our long-term impact, and advancing our mission.  

In honour of our values of youth positivity and anti-oppression, all donations go towards paying these youth a meaningful wage for their participation in the Think Tanks.

Our objectives are to:

1.Promote a supportive learning environment - both in participation in the Tanks, and as it translates into the evolution of our programming.

2.Inform/Improve services, to better connect with youth, and grow in our mission and values.