COVID-19 has modified plans for the world, including the UBU: Girls' future multi-week programs. With the need to keep social distance, I will consider leading another mindful outdoor run club when the temps become a little warmer. Won't be long now! We've had an amazing winter.
Please, still get outside and get some fresh air, move your bodies, free your minds!
Typical UBU: Girls Programming:
UBU: Girls' program is a set of 8 sessions about active wellness (not drop-in), empowering youth who identify as female to be better communicators, more physically active, and more self-aware. The program emphasizes connection with others and our whole being: social, emotional, and physical.
UBU's founder leads most sessions while trained/expert guest instructors lead a few workshops that involve their area of expertise: connecting with nature, yoga, dance, speed training, injury prevention, etc.
Parents/guardians are kept in the loop of activities with weekly emails/updates along with surveys (for girls and guardians) to determine baselines at the beginning of sessions, midway, and after the program concludes to collect qualitative data to continually improve.
Typical details for spring/fall 8-week programs include:
Spring Session: start mid-April to early June
Fall Session: start early-mid Oct. to early Dec.
For youth who identify as female in Grades 6-8.
Max. 15 participants per program & min. of 8.
Multi-sessions involving group activities that encourage overall well-being: physical, social, mental, and emotional.
UBU: Girls touches on a variety of well-being tools every session exposing participants to different ways that may help relieve stress, anxiety, self-doubt, etc. What works for them may not resonate with another participant, which is why I introduce a variety of activities that gravitate towards different learning styles and personality types.
Participants can expect to do some journaling, crafts, outdoor exploration, walking, physical activities/fitness, group work, and listening to guest speakers' inspirational stories. outside and walk, sometimes run or do exercises all with the intent to help participants become more self aware, self-regulate extreme emotions, and become more resilient to everyday stressors.