For teen girls ages 12-17
Details for 2019-20
Dates: September 2019 to June 2020
2nd Friday of each month
First social is on September 13
Location details emailed out to parents
To learn more about our group, please contact our Director, John Anderson:
To Register: To inquire about drop in availability please email us at the address above.
If your daughter has never attended a Spectrum Insights event please note that we are required to meet each student before joining our program.
Some of our previous socials:
To register or inquire, please contact our Program Director or fill out the form below:
Online Registration Form <-----
For more information:
Our JFG program helps teen girls ages 12-17:
- make new and lasting friendships
- Teach them to manage money and stay organized
- Coach them on eye contact, speaking clearly & social etiquette
- Help them read to the menu, order food
- Teach them about Body Language and Non Verbal Communication
- Planning socials on their own, learning to text and email.
JFG is run on the same model of our other camps & social groups w/ the exception that we program specifically for teen girls and it is led by strong Female Role Models.
Each week we learn how to:
- Take the bus – Learn bus schedules, use the OC Transpo Website
- Time management – Planning our day trips, telling time, wearing a watch
- How to use money – where to keep your wallet, how to talk to a cashier, counting change, social skills in a line
- Social etiquette – on the bus, in theaters, shopping etc
- How to shop for yourself – Buying your own groceries, Buying personal effects like Deodorant, tooth brushes etc.
Our groups are small to better meet the needs of the individual student. We focus on skills for the group and help each student attain their personal goals.
This year we are
Skills we cover
Learning to use public transit
- How to buy bus tickets/Budget how many tickets needed each week
- Where to purchase a presto pass & how to Load it and use it.
- Inform the student about other options ie Bus pass & Family pass
- Teach the student how to enter a bus
- How to pay using either tickets/pass/presto or transfer.
- How to use the OC travel Planner
- Planning the bus route for the day or week
- Emergency situations: Missed stops, If a student gets lost, Location of Yellow call boxes
- What to do if left alone on the bus or left alone at a stop
- Where to sit on the bus
- Who not to sit next to
- What to do w/ backpacks
- Losing tickets and transfers
- Be aware of transients and strangers
- What to do and say when approached by a stranger
- What to do when Lost or separated from the group
- Walking down the street, making room for the elderly or wheelchairs
- Spatial awareness/social awareness
- How to use a purse
- Where to carry your money
- Budgeting for the week
- Daily Budget
- Keeping track of money as they move through the day
- Help the students handle money during transactions
- Help the student learn delayed gratification (personal shopping is done on Fridays)
- Losing money
- Losing a purse
- How to handle small change
- Teaching the student how to be efficient during a transaction
- How to stay calm when they feel rushed
- Daily planning: Where are we going - how do we get there - what do we need
- Using a watch and telling time: Each student should have a watch
- Print out daily schedule and weekly budget - Update it daily w/ the students
- Daily greetings
- Remembering names
- Knowing the interests of each student
- Conversation starters
- Social etiquette in the classroom - In the city - On the bus - During transactions
- Teach how to plan a socials - How do we stay connected to the new friends we met at camp.