Programs for Girls
Make a difference, and save a life! Girls will learn about professions that help keep others safe in our community. Girls will spend time with women in public safety fields like fire fighters, police officers, doctors and paramedics. Activities may include learning age appropriate skills for crime scene investigation with the Tallahassee Police Department and practicing CPR with paramedics.
Girls will tap into their adventurous side this week. Girls` may experience thrilling excitement like reaching new heights rock climbing, getting a birds-eye view while zip lining, or learning how to roller skate from the best with the Tallahassee RollerGirls. Other activities will include things like practicing skills to survive in the great outdoors!
Together we can build anything! Girls will engage in many hands-on experiences this week. They will learn how to draw and construct models with local architects and engineers. Girls will engage in a community service project to build something that benefits the community. They will also learn how to build it digitally, spending the day learning all about coding and robots!
I Heart Art! Girls will explore all kinds of different arts, whether it be with a camera, through dance, with a paintbrush, in clay, through song, and much more! Campers will spend time with successful local women artists and learn more about the artistic journey while embracing their own strengths and creativity. This week of camp will culminate in an art gallery exhibition that will be open to the public on Friday, June 30th.
Together, girls will have the opportunity to plan and create their very own business! In a fun setting, girls will explore all the components of starting and running a company from public relations, product design/marketing, financials, sales, operations, and even corporate philanthropy. The girls will learn from women business leaders in our community and launch their enterprise on Friday , July 21st. This is a two week camp session. To participate your girl must be enrolled for the full two-weeks.
Girls will explore a variety of scientific and technical fields from oceanography to physics and will be led in hands on projects by women scientists in our community. Field trips will include awesome and experiential trips to real labs and the Challenger Learning Center. Girls will also get to do their own experiments for some silly science fun.
This week is all about animals! Girls will meet many critters including those that swim, fly, stomp, and roar. Girls will go horseback riding and meet many women in a variety of animal-related professions such as veterinarians, those who use pets to help others through animal therapy, and more!
- Family income above $50,000/ year ($200.00/week)
- Family income above $50,000/ year, sibling discount ($180.00/week)
- Family income below $50,000/ year ($150.00/week)
- Family income below $50,000/ year, sibling discount($135.00/ week)
- Limited reduced-fee scholarships available
Teen girls between the ages of 13-17 (or 18 year old's who are still in high school) meet weekly in this exciting new group focused on creating positive social change. We explore topics related to racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, the media's representation of bodies and so much more. Together, girls learn about and practice ways to address these issues and make a difference in our community. The group meets at The Oasis Center for Women and Girls and is offered on a sliding-fee scale with scholarships available for girls from families experiencing financial hardship. To learn more, contact Kyndra by email or call 850-222-2747.
The Girls Circle encourages girls to share experiences that are helpful to one another. To participate, girls need only have the desire, make a commitment to attend the meetings, and agree to follow the circle guidelines, i.e. respect, no put-downs or interruptions, offer experiences - not advice, keep the focus on oneself, and keep what's said in the group private. Girls are free to share at their own pace.
We are facilitating or have facilitated Girls Circles at Buck Lake Elementary , Boys & Girls Club, Capitol City Youth Services, Godby High School, Ghazvinni Learning Center, Life Skills, HOPE Community, Rickards High School, Leon High School, Fairview Middle School, Griffin Middle School, Nims Middle School, Stars Middle School, Cornerstone Learning Community, Palmer Monroe Teen Center, and Girls Can Do Anything Summer Camps. The circles are funded several different ways - thanks to a grant from the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Community Human Service Partnership (Leon County & the City of Tallahassee), private donations and by parents and schools.
If you are interested in bringing a Girls Circle to a school or community group, please contact Kyndra by email or call 850-222-2747.
This program is sponsored by The Oasis Center for Women & Girls, Inc. and the State of Florida.