What if we could empower our children to believe in themselves, to speak up for themselves, to identify important issues in the world and to advocate for themselves and others?
As parents, we spend so much of our time trying to do what we are “supposed to do” as parents: take our kids to multiple activities, offer opportunities to try everything and make “big decisions”, expose them to “the real world”, buy them the latest game or phone or car… the list goes on. If things don’t quite go as planned, we wonder and seek out solutions.
Our Empowerment Groups offer kids an opportunity to build friendships, discover and support each others strengths, experiences opportunities to collaborate and problem solve, and develop leadership skills. Take a moment to view the video below, we find that Susan Cain makes a powerful statement about the the power of self-discovery, and finding out that while we are all unique, we are not alone.
“The simple granting of permission to be yourself can unlock your powers.”
Susan Cain, Author of Quiet
Girls’ Empowerment Group – Sundays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This group incorporates yoga and art to explore positive tools for self-reflection and personal empowerment. This group will focus on team building, emotional resiliency, self-expression and strength-based leadership. If your daughter is 10-13 years old and would like to join us, please register here.
This summer the Girls’ Empowerment Group participants will be volunteering as Jr. Camp Counselors at our summer camps! Cost: $280/8 week session
Boys’ Group – Saturdays 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
This group focuses on team building, emotional resiliency, self-expression and strength through games, art and yoga. Art takes many forms – painting, building, designing and inventing. Yoga supports us all to maintain health and wellness, building strength, flexibility and balance. Boys are often encouraged to “tough it out”, to be “one of the guys” and be on a team. Each child may feel supported in different environments. Some need support to navigate the complexities of social nuances, others may simply prefer to spend their time creating, exploring and problem solving in their own way. If your son is 10-13yo and would like to join us, please register here. Cost: $280/8 weeks
Teen Empowerment Group
For teens ages 13-15, this group focuses on building positive self-image and confidence, communication, managing stress and difficult emotions, team building, emotional resiliency, self-expression and strength through games, art, yoga and some community service. Cost: $280/8 weeks
“Monique is responsive, thoughtful, engaging and insightful and has been a wonderful influence on my daughter.” – D.S., Parent and Developmental Pediatrician
“We love Creative Roots! My 11 year old daughter started in the “Girls Empowerment Group” and she completely enjoys her time there doing art, yoga, and having meaningful conversations with her peers. Shortly after she started, my 8 year old son joined the “Boys Empowerment Group” and he absolutely has a blast in the class as well! Both kids have enjoyed meeting other kiddos their age, but from outside their normal “school group”. They always want to go early…and always hide when I come to pick them up. 🙂 Monique is amazing and has a wonderful way with the children. She is gentle and full of knowledge and compassion. Both of my kids completely adore her (and I do too!).” ~ M. Convery, Parent
My son has really been enjoying the Boys Group at Creative Roots. He enjoys spending time with the friends he has made there and collaborating on projects. He also feels a sense of ownership of the space and projects they are working on. I like that he feels it is a safe place to talk and share and that he is just having fun. Overall it is time well spent encouraging his creativity, developing social skills and gaining confidence collaborating and working as a member of a team. ~ Jennifer, Parent
My daughter has benefited from all activities and experiences in her Girls’ Empowerment Group, especially the collaborative work on painting the mural. – G.H., Parent
My son has enjoyed working with Jason. He likes building and creating things. I think he enjoys Jason’s creativity and ability to show him new and cool stuff. – J.E., Parent