Interested in bringing Females Using Energy for Life to your school?
Females Using Energy for Life is a weekly physical activity program that empowers secondary school females to be more physically active. The program offers non-competitive activities such as yoga, Zumba, hula hooping and strength-training. The goal of Females Using Energy for Life is to provide female youth with the opportunity to be physically active, at no cost to them, in an inclusive, non-competitive, female-only environment. The program demonstrates that physical activity is fun and comes in many different forms. It exposes participants to activities they may not have the opportunity to do otherwise.
The planning and implementation of Females Using Energy for Life follows a youth engagement model. A committee of female students, with guidance from at least one female staff member and a health unit employee, hold planning meetings, determine what activities will be offered, contact instructors, book space at the school and promote the program to their peers.
How the Perth District Health Unit assists with implementation
- Provide staff person
- Facilitate committee meetings
- Help to contact instructors and organize activity sessions
How the school assists with implementation
- Provide teacher lead
- Recruit committee members
- Provide meeting space
- Provide gym space for activity sessions
- Promote the program