Showing posts from May, 2009


Hey there, my name is Stephanie and I volunteer every Friday at Regent Park Focus with the Divas Girls Group. Our group is made up of about 15 girls who are between 9 and 14 years old. What we do varies week to week, but most weeks you’ll find us working on an art project, talking about issues that the girls are facing, taking part in workshops, dancing or going on field trips in the community. Our program is, for the most part, based on what the girls have identified as being important to them (health, relationships, finding creative ways to express themselves, dealing with gossip/rumors and identity). Some of the activities the girls have loved over the past year were: pumpkin carving at Halloween, learning a dance routine, designing and creating jewelry, trips to the distillery district and skating at Nathan Phillips square, and an outing to a restaurant where the girls got a hands-on lesson about healthy eating. On April 26th, the girls took part in a political poster workshop that