As part of YWCA Banff’s commitment to violence prevention initiatives for girls and young women, Power of Being a Girl™ (PBG) program is a signature violence-prevention conference for girls that responds to local community needs and relies on girls’ leadership in its planning and organization.

For the past nine years, Power of Being A Girl has been offered to girls in grades 4, 5 and 6. In 2017, YWCA Banff announced the expansion of this program with the launch of Power of Being A Girl Teen, a day dedicated specifically to girls in grades 7, 8 and 9.

Power of Being A Girl Teen will take place on October 20, 2018. Teens will have the opportunity to experience a conference-like setting where they can take part in sessions including: what it means to be a young woman, self-exploration through art, communicating consent, and an inspiring human library.

The original Power of Being A Girl format for grades 4, 5 and 6 will be offered on November 17, 2018 and November 25, 2018.