The Coghlin Youth Development Programs
SYFS operates unique, specialized programming and services for youth throughout the year. Many of these programs are designed to build skills, provide opportunities for personal growth, and foster healthy relationships.
You Go, Girl!
Welcome to You Go, Girl!, one of Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services most popular programs. This program focuses on the concerns, hopes, dreams and goals of middle school girls by discussing the important changes they are experiencing during this critical time in their lives. They will learn how to strengthen their self-confidence, manage emotions, and communicate better with friends and family members. There will be plenty of practice in decision making and problem solving too! They will learn how being healthy and drug-free will help them become the person they are meant to be. We have included ways to stay drug-free and help others stay drug-free. Finally, they will practice setting goals and thinking about ways to make the most of themselves!
This program will run for three 8-week sessions on Tuesdays from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
Session 1: October 2 – November 20, 2018
Session 2: January 8 – March 5, 2019
Session 3: March 26 – May 21, 2019
Cost: $100.00 per session
*Excludes school vacation weeks
You Go, Girl! is a four-week program for girls 10-13 years old that teaches girls ways to feel good about themselves and their fellow females. This is a fun and interactive program that allows girls to explore who they are and the role they play in our world. The focus will be on healthy lifestyles, building self-esteem, leadership skills, and planning for the future. Activities will include icebreakers, team building, expressive arts, exploration of media, dance, meditation, team building, nutrition, yoga, poetry, decision making, team building, leadership challenges, expressive arts, journaling, video creations and inspirational guest speakers. Register here
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Time to get off the devices and learn to connect! Transitioning from Elementary School to Middle School can be both exciting and scary….and our kids have feelings about it too! SYFS would like to invite transitioning students that are entering 5th, 6th and 7th grades to join us for a series of workshops dedicated to help prepare for the changes and challenges ahead. We will focus on the social and emotional aspects of this transition, whether this is your child’s first year of transition or they have been in middle school for a year or two. Both groups of student’s experiences will help facilitate conversations around expected fears, concerns and worries, as well as developing and sharpening tools for problem solving and conflict resolution.
Friday workshops will take place at SYFS from 8:30 am until 2:30 pm on 6/29, 7/13, 7/20, & 7/27. We ask that kids bring lunch and snacks for the day. The cost of each workshop will be $45.00 per person.
Week One: Self Awareness and Self Management
*Entering the teen years
*Building communication skills
*Managing emotions in a healthy way
Week Two: Social Awareness and Relationship Management
*Improving peer relationships
*Strengthening family relationships
*Healthy relationships vs. unhealthy relationships
Week Three: Responsible Decision Making
*Making healthy choices
*Setting goals for healthy living
*Mental health awareness - how to recognize when you or a friend needs help
Week Four: Respect for Self and Others
*Honesty and courage
*Service to others
*Maintaining healthy boundaries
*Appreciation and gratitude
*Resisting peer pressure
For more information and registration, please contact Christine Mowry ext. 301 or firstname.lastname@example.org