Blokes and CHIC are gender specific programs developed for upper primary and lower secondary school-aged youth, exploring a variety of issues including identity, self-worth, respect for others, relationships, vocation, values, and conflict resolution. The programs give young South Australians a chance to learn important life skills and to engage with personal, community and social issues in a meaningful way, with a positive older role model.
In an age where traditional values have been left behind, there now exists the dilemma of young people not knowing what it means to be a man or a woman – let alone how to get there! And, for many young people, there are few accessible role-models.
Blokes and CHIC are run in small groups of 6-10 students, over 6-10 weeks. Each session is interactive and based around a variety of fun activities and related discussion, creating a challenging but informal environment where young people can consider their own values and explore worthwhile ambitions they can pursue in their future.
The programs are highly flexible, so that they can be tailored to the specific needs of the young people participating. CHIC and Blokes have run successfully in a many government and non-government schools in both the metro and regional areas, as well as on camps and in community and youth groups.
To see how this program can transform young lives, contact us.