A one of a kind teen girl group where high school girls get together, participate in fun, creative art activities, go on fieldtrips and hang out with cool women from the community. Each week, we gather to cook, eat, and listen to each other. Every week there is a new theme to explore at Girlzpace, whether it be dating, healthy relationships, drug use, self esteem, body image… it all gets addressed here. Through fun, innovative activities, we explore what its like to be a teen girl and learn to support one in other. GirlZpace is offered in Santa Cruz, Felton and Watsonville. Click here for more information.
“Girl Talk” is a FUN and INNOVATIVE support group for girls 12-16 who need extra support in their lives. Through games, art, journaling and discussion we explore feelings and talk about a wide range of topics including healthy relationships, friendships, emotions, stress relief, and what it’s like to be a girl. Groups are held at the Walnut Avenue Women’s Center and eight week sessions can be implemented in other settings, such as schools or community based programs.
“One thing I really liked about the group was the fact that it gave me a place to feel comfortable.” – Girl 14
“I learned to respect myself and others.” – Girl13
“The facilitators are great; without them I wouldn’t be a completed person, I feel so much better.” – Girl12
Wise Guys is a support group for young men ages 12-16 where they can just be guys. Through discussions, role modeling, activities, and games, young men are given the opportunity to examine what growing up as male is like, and to begin to explore who they want to become. Topics covered in group include communication, masculinity, problem solving, puberty, healthy decision making, and more. Groups are held at the Walnut Avenue Women’s Center and eight week sessions can be implemented in other settings, such as schools or community based programs.
“I feel different after Wise Guys. Like, more ready live the rest of my life. This was really important to me,” –Boy 15
“I like that I can talk to the leaders about whatever is going on in my life.” – Boy 13
“We play games and do different activities each week, it’s fun!” –Boy 12