High Voltage, Inc. (HVYC) is hosting Girls Circle support groups starting Saturday, June 22 until Saturday, July 27, at the New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Avenue from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the Street University, classroom 256. Audrey Blackwood, LPC, will facilitate the groups and Ayla Expose, MSW is the group coordinator. The Girls Circle is a model of structured support groups for girls ages 9 to 18. It is designed to foster self-esteem, help girls maintain authentic connection with peers and adult women in their community, counter trends toward self-doubt, and allow for genuine self-expression through verbal sharing and creative activity. A Girls Circle: Integrates relational theory, resiliency practices and skill building, utilizing a strengths-based approach; Increases protective factors, pro-social behaviors, connection, personal skills and strengths, and competence in girls; Is recognized as a promising approach in the Model Programs Guide by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Is utilized nationwide in a broad spectrum of settings with diverse populations since 1994, such as schools, juvenile justice, peer leadership, health education, outdoor adventure, positive youth development, athletics, pregnancy prevention, boys and girls clubs, scouting groups, gang prevention and substance abuse prevention. Suggested donation for the entire 6 week support group is $25 (deadline June 15), which includes group sessions, supplies and refreshments.
High Voltage Youth Camp
HIGH VOLTAGE YOUTH CAMP is a 501(c) (3) corporation that provides education and recreation programs for economically disadvantaged youth. We are dedicated to helping youth realize their potential, build character, and function effectively as contributing members of society. High Voltage also works to build community collaborations, and partnerships with organizations that serve youth.