Girlfriend Program resounding success
FIVE young women from the Tweed area are the first graduates from the Twin Towns PCYC Girlfriend Program, which was designed to build confidence in young women and provide information on issues like relationships and emotional health.
The program was jointly run by the Twin Towns PCYC, Boystown and St Joseph's Community Centre and was so successful that they are now looking to hold another Girlfriend Program, this time in Murwillumbah in the next month.
St Joseph's Community Centre youth accommodation worker Helen Kirby said the course included topics like: meditation/relaxation, self-care, art therapy, healthy eating, domestic violence, crime prevention and body image.
"We really needed somewhere that young women felt comfortable enough to talk about issues that affected them," she said.
"There are courses like this up the coast, but this is the first one in the Tweed area and it's been really successful."
Program participant Alanna Kolovos said the course had been fun and she had made new friends there.
"I've also got things like more self-esteem and confidence and would recommend it to other girls."