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10/20/23 to 12/8/23 – Fridays, 5 to 7 PM – (Off Thanksgiving Week)
Girl with Grit Program is an intensive but fun skills camps for girls 8 and up. Over the course of the 9 week program, girls close gaps through learning to thrive and go skills with practical, but fun hands-on projects
Our program has been called potentially life-saving and life-changing by law enforcement and behavioral scientists. Not only can teaching these skills protect our youth, it can open up interests in new career paths and hobbies through exposure to tools and beginning know-how of GRIT.
Join us weekly for a fun and unique hands-on opportunity to learn life skills with various experienced instructors. From tools to tires to financial literacy to safety on the roads, in wilderness, or at home – Girl with Grit is all about teaching surviving life’s basics.
We will be joined with instructors from Texas Women in Trades, NAWIC, MSC Direct, Frost Bank, and more.
First Week (10/20):
Tools and Trades
Students will build a birdhouse and learn about tools, PPE, and knowledge of the Skilled Trades through Huhney Bee Tools and Trades and Texas Women in Trades. This module is geared towards growing handiness around the house and applying it to career paths.
Second Week (10/27):
Drive and Thrive
Students will learn the basics of automotive care and how to handle emergencies including how to change a tire, jump a battery, weather related roadside emergencies, vehicle maintenance – such as checking fluids and signs of needed maintenance, and more.
Third Week (11/3):
Cookies and Construction
The goal of this class is to implement knowledge (i.e. wall structure, plumbing, electrical, etc.) about buildings that everyone needs to know in a fun, interactive way. We will also talk to women in the San Antonio Chapter of NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction). Cookies are included for a fun hands-on building project.
Fourth Week (11/10):
We will cover how to handle some very simple and some very scary emergencies. Students will get hands-on use with a fire extinguisher and knowledge on fire safety directly from a visitor from our local fire department. Students will learn how to deal with various emergencies from clogged toilets to bursting pipes to how to safely disarm a firearm.
Fifth Week (11/17):
Into the Wild
Learn basic wilderness survival from what to do if you get lost to encountering a wild animal. Students will go on a hike discussing their skills. For an additional cost and 16 hours of training, students 16+ can get their Wilderness First Aid Certification and a College Credit with dual Enrollment through the industry leaders in Wilderness Medicine, NOLS. The additional certification will be the entire weekend following (11/18 and 11/19) and taught by certified NOLS instructors.
Sixth Week (11/24): Thanksgiving Break
Seventh Week (12/1):
Youth will learn basic household skills to help them achieve independence from cooking on the fly to hanging heavy curtains to patching a pair of jeans or a hole in the wall.
Eighth Week (12/8):
Understand a basic budget, principles of financial health and more through our partnership with Seedlying, a finance program developed by two teachers in Dallas.
Certificate of Completion (12/8) – 7 to 9PM
Youth and families can come join us for a celebration of their new grit and skills with a review of skills taught. Students will be awarded their Certificate of Completion.
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