August Activity:Preparing for a New School Year
Our August activity focused on starting school on the right track with goal setting and organization. We took advantage of the opening of the 2016 Olympics and emphasized how the athletes started their Olympic journeys with big dreams, solid goals, and plenty of hard work. We talked about the importance of goal setting, and the components to set SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely) goals.
Additionally, we shared our tactics for getting organized and managing a calendar. We accentuated how they could all be winners in their individual lives with effective goal setting, good management, effective decision making and follow through.
The girls really enjoyed personalizing their agenda books by covering them with pretty scrapbook papers that reflected their personalities. They worked hard at beautifying their new notebooks with stickers, inspirational verses and sparkle. Additionally, they created matching bookmarks and seemed ready to start using them both. It was inspiring to hear the older girls share their school tips and tricks with the younger girls.
No activity is complete without a snack! To further tie in the Olympic theme, the girls enjoyed an American flag sugar cookie cake and a chocolate chip cookie cake decorated with the Olympic rings. We ended our activity with prayer, asking our Lord to bless the students, teachers and parents as they begin the new school year.
September Event: Crafts & A Lesson On Self Esteem
Mark your calendar for September 17th and join us for a morning of crafts with the teen girls at Boysville hosted by Lee and Gaby Pares. Setup is at 9:30 and we will begin the activity at 10:00. Be on the lookout for our invitation.
Planning for 2017
We are beginning to fill out the calendar for 2017. Would you please consider leading one of our monthly events? Do you have a hobby or interest that you are passionate about? Maybe a craft, cooking, gardening or fitness activity? The girls at Boysville would love for you to share a Saturday morning with them. Please contact Donnette Tyler at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Annette, Donnette & Letty