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Chick Chat

Saturday March 8, 2014
9am – 3pm
(Check-in begins at 8:30am)
Herrick Middle School
4435 Middaugh, Downers Grove, Illinois
Chick Chat focuses on helping your 4th, 5th or 6th grade daughter develop her true sense of self in a one-day, all-girls workshop that is different each year for each grade level.
This year at Chick Chat, each girl attended two small group breakout sessions* led by our trained and licensed facilitators who guided the girls through exploring the tools designed to help them form stronger relationships, make healthy decisions, and delve into developing their own unique sense of self.
         *The Chick Chat curriculum is aligned with the Illinois Social Emotional Learned Standards.
In addition to the two breakout sessions, this fun-filled, all-girls retreat also included a guided opening activity with a fun take-home, a relaxing yoga session taught by a certified yoga instructor, the Chick Chat Challenge – a high energy, action-packed team-building session, a healthy lunch and snacks that kept each girl fueled for the day, a really fun t-shirt, and a take-home grade-specific booklet encompassing all of the tools and techniques learned throughout the day for reference and support to utilize throughout the year!
Mom and Dad Chat
Parents! Parents enjoyed Mom and Dad Chat during the morning of Chick Chat, featuring renowned parenting expert, Char Wenc. She is a nationally recognized speaker who the Chicago Tribune calls “a speaking dynamo.” She shared her knowledge and experience in assisting parents to improve relationships at home and at school with passion, humor and realism. Mom and Dad Chat was held from 9-11am in the Herrick Cafetorium.
“Growing up is difficult…even as adults we never fully get there.  Chick Chat came along at a time when my daughter needed it.  Learning to feel more confident and embrace who she is as a person is helping her as she enters these teenage years.” – Elizabeth S.
“Chick Chat helps you to feel more confident about yourself, besides being really fun.  Every year I’ve attended I have made at least one new friend.  Chick Chat Rocks!” – Sami M.