Women's Health Specialists has partnered with Inter-Tribal Council of California Inc. for youth training September 5th thru the 8th, 2014. here in Northern California. Title of this youth education session is (Tribal Youth Preparedness Cultural Camp) "Just Represent". WHS has taken our YES training curriclum and merged it with the Native Youth education sessions. Youth that will be attending are ages 12 thru 18 years old. WHS is supporting empowering young women to be peer educators within their community and culture. The location for this event is Whiskey Town Environmental Camp, Redding CA. Within this enviorment, youth will be educated in Removing Barriers to Reproductive Health for youth, Making healthy choices, understanding what is Cultural Competency. All education sessions will be woven in with Native American workshops. This Cultural Camp is designed to be youth friendly, inter-action for all. Events and activities include, CPR & First Aid Certifiation, Prevention/Educational Workshops, Youth Pow Wow, Youth Dance Group,basket Weaving/Beading. and more. Women's Health Specialists is very honered to be invited and have our staff take part in this empowering weekend. Youth will be able to take this education back to their communities formatted to educate and empower youth within their culture.
This provides a content rich program that engages and empowers future community leaders and a positive change for our community and beyond.
I want to share some successes from 2 past graduates of the WHS YES trainings.
Jackie, went thru our YES training, and here are her thoughts.I have used what I have learned from the Young Women's Leadership Program by referring my friends to Women's Health Specialists and to all of the other organizations in my community. Local Indians for Education offered me the job of Teen Program Manager that I have held for 1 year and have worked with many yourth during this time. Have gone back to school at Shasta College and now working on my Nursing Degree. Thank you for providing this great program it really did change my life and and I found my power for change.
Ivy, "What I learned from the Young Women's Leadershiup Program is how important it is to know yourself and your body. They taught us about informed choices for reproductive health,community resources and had inter-active presentations that supported what we learned. I am now attending Shasta College anf going into the Law Enforcement field. After the program was over I would definitely do it again!