Girls Empowered and Strong

The Girls Empowered and Strong is a program for teenage girls who want to address the many issues facing them and become empowered to make strong and positive choices for their futures.


The goal of this program is to provide teen girls, ages 13 to 17, with the skills and knowledge they need in order to make healthy life choices, thereby preventing future involvement in the criminal legal system. The program will address the realities that teen girls face in their daily lives.


Workshops are available that address topics such as healthy relationships, addictions, peer pressure, healthy sexuality, bullying, dating violence, shoplifting, and other important issues. Each session includes creative activities to aide teen girls to understand the emotions they are facing as they journey into adulthood.


Our GES program is flexible, both in its content and its location. Our goal is to develop a rapport with the girls in an environment that is comfortable to them.

For more information please contact:

Athena Matthysz - Acting GES Program Coordinator     

Phone:   (780) 784-2200        
E-mail: ges@efryedmonton.ab.ca


Kristina Laban - GES Program Coordinator

Phone: (780) 904-8052

E-Mail: youth@efryedmonton.ab.ca