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Kelly Leach - Mentoring Matters

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Futures! Empowering Girls through Group Mentoring - It seems like growing up is more difficult than ever for girls these days. Many of the challenges faced by young girls are the same challenges that have been faced by generations of girls who came before them: peer pressure, media influence, body image, self-esteem, gender roles, relationship woes, academic stress, bullying and, of course, there are the physical changes.  All of these challenges listed above are now compounded by technology, in all its forms, which can sometimes hinder more than it helps. Nowhere is this more obvious than with the increased prevalence of cyber-bullying among teens and pre-teens. Needless to say, navigating the inevitable transition from childhood to the ‘teen years’, for most, can be tricky, and for many, it can even seem scary.  Girls have questions; they want to know what to expect in the years ahead. They want to know how to deal with problems with friends, how to stand up for themselves, how to be confident and believe in themselves. They want to be independent and make their mark in the world, but they also want to belong and create meaningful connections. It’s a confusing whirlwind of a time for most girls, but in the midst of all this changing and growing and learning, girls still just want to be girls – that’s where Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds comes in. Go Girls! is a Group Mentoring Program for girls, between the ages of 11-14 that focuses on healthy, active living and feeling good. Girls are matched with two or…

Photo : Kelly Leach May 13, 2015

Dave Walsh - Wish Blog

Putting Their Construction Hat in the Ring - I recently sat down with Terry Hussey, CEO, with Vigilant Management to talk about their newest project – Exile Island 2015. Vigilant is the newest tribe entering in to the Exile Island ‘ring’ to compete for tribe supremacy on September 25th, 2015. They have taken the challenge to raise a minimum $10,000 to grant a child’s wish and on September 25th they will be banished to Exile Island (secret location) to compete for the title of Ultimate Surviving Tribe. They will be paired with a child from our over 150 active wish files in Newfoundland & Labrador. Vigilant Management will know first-hand, the child and family they are helping. What is Exile Island? Watch the 2014 highlight video. Vigilant Management is dedicated to eliminating inefficiencies in the construction industry. They are a Project Management Consulting firm of ten employees, working exclusively with owners, making sure that projects goes as smoothly as possible, and ensuring that project owners get what they want, when and how they want it. Vigilant Management is also a young company, with high aspirations. Progress Magazine recently ranked them as the fastest growing company in Newfoundland and Labrador, and the 4th fastest growing in Atlantic Canada. They are using that speed and dedication to truly make a difference in the construction industry. As a young growing company Vigilant recognizes the importance of investing in their community. They sponsor local sports teams, and company President, Lloyd Hussey is heavily involved in the Ride for Dad. In September, they will come together to experience…

Photo : Dave Walsh May 12, 2015