Young Women Rise supports self-identified girls ages 16 to 18 to develop leadership skills, increase their self-confidence, and connect with their own creativity through annual retreats and school-based programming.



Speakers, Workshops, Art, Yoga, Connection to Nature, Writing & Self-Care

Dates: Sunday, April 15th at 4:00pm Overnight to Monday, April 16th at 4:00pm (Monday is a Pro-D Day for School District 8)

Venue: Mountain Waters Retreat Centre, Nelson, BC

Food: Meals will be provided (dinner on Sunday, plus breakfast, lunch, and snacks on Monday).

Accommodations: There is space for a maximum of 18 girls, with 3 adult chaperones, staying in shared accommodations but separate beds.

Registration required. Cost: $40 (We don’t want this to be a financial barrier, so subsidies are available, please contact Raina)

To Register: Download registration form YWR 2018-Retreat Registration Form

Or Contact Raina Gardner at or (250)352-9949



If you would like Young Women Rise to come to your school to offer programming, please inquire. Themes include: self-care, consent & boundaries, feminism, self-expression & creativity, healthy relationships, and body-based self-awareness.