Fall Meetings Off to a Great Start! by Denise Tambasco

The start of September welcomed back the girls of The Friendship Club to their weekly meetings. Over the course of the next 12 weeks, girls will explore a variety of topics connected to friendships and bullying, wellness, and nutrition. As part of the curriculum, girls will have an opportunity to learn about basic nutrition, food labels, My Plate, meal planning and budgeting, navigating a grocery store, and take some basic cooking lessons. Girls will also talk about what bullying is, how to recognize it and how to react to it as both a bystander and as a victim.

With such a packed curriculum, Fall Break provides staff with a great opportunity to spend time with girls in smaller groups and allow the girls to bond in cross-age activities. Over the week of break, girls will have the opportunity to participate in 6 different activities, which include: Special FX makeup workshop, baking and cooking, visiting the corn maze in Dixon, roller skating, and Bierwagon’s pumpkin patch and pumpkin carving. Additionally, 10 high school girls will go on an overnight trip to Reno and visit the University of Nevada, Milan Institute of Cosmetology, and Truckee Meadows Community College.

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