WorKiT is a half-day workshop intended to help high school girls plan their future pathways. Specifically, WorKiT is delivered to girls at the grade 9 and 10 levels and addresses the questions: What matters to me? What are my possible futures? How will I get there? And who can help me?
The workshop is delivered by WISE Acadia students and consists of a series of hands-on activities that help participants recognize their values, as well as appreciate the skills and connections they already possess.
Research shows that rural girls and youth have more positive life trajectories with explicit aspirational planning, mentorship and supports, particularly early on in the high school experience.
The WorKiT Workshop curriculum is based on the Resilient Rural Girls Research Project, which was led by Dr. Lynn Aylward from Acadia’s Department of Education. The project was intended to better understand the specific factors that contribute to resilience in young women, as it is one of the strongest determinants of success after high school. It focused on the unique circumstances of girls living in rural areas.
Learn more about the Resilient Rural Girls Research Project at http://www.resilientruralgirls.ca
If you are interested in hosting the WorKiT Workshop at your school please email WISE@acadiau.ca
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