Closing Ceremony For ‘Precious Gems Camp’

August 30, 2012

Teen Services will be hosting a closing ceremony for their Precious Gems Camp on Friday [Aug 31] at their Happy Valley Road location next to Fort Hamilton.

Champion boxer Teresa Perozzi will be joining the ladies at 9:30am and Miss Teen Bermuda Islands 2012 Zaire Bean will be addressing the group at 12:00 noon. From 12:15pm – 1:00pm Gina Bassett and another golfer from the Executive Women’s Golf Association will be motivating the young ladies through the game of golf.

Precious Gems is a Rites of Passage pilot program targeting 11 -14 year old girls. Approximately 12 young ladies in total have attended the camp.

A spokesperson said, “The mission of the Precious Gems program is to inspire and empower young girls to recognize their true value so that the greatness within can shine.

“Goals of the program include empowering young girls and helping to maximize their potential, increasing their level of self esteem so that young girls can make healthier choices and increasing awareness and knowledge of appropriate and healthy behaviors amongst young girls.

“Objectives are to provide a fun, safe and creative environment where young girls can express themselves and discover their inner value, to provide young girls with age appropriate instructive techniques [via presentations, group sessions and activities] to improve their coping skills and behavior management and to provide up-to-date prevention information and educational resources to girls to realize their awareness of risky-versus-healthy behavior.”

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