All summer events are designed for youth ages 14-20 ***Some waivers required prior to events*** RSVP is appreciated to each event you're interested in attending. To RSPV please call your local SWCC office or call 1-800-376-4311. Space is limited for most events. Transportation is avaliable upon request! For specific details on each event are listed below
June 14th - Creating Art This event will be held in the Worthington Office at 320 S. Lake Street. Dr. Jolene Wirkus specializes in clinical psychology, combines that with her wonderful artistic talent to lead participants on a creative journey as you creat your own art. Please wear clothes that you are comfortable to be painting in. All supplies will be provided for each participant.
June 28th - Trust Building through horses For this event we will meet at the SWCC Windom office (1043 4th Ave) and go out to Crossing Life's Bridges. With Myra and the horses as guides, participants will have the opportunity to explore and better understand their feelings and reactions to building trust in themselves and others. Through discussion and hands-on activities, participants will become aware how confidence, empathy, independence, authenticity, and communication relate to trust. Horses are not ridden as part of this session. Please wear appropriate clothes to be in the arena with horses and closed toed shoes. PLEASE NOTE!! to participate in this session you must RSVP and have filled out waiver forms prior to the event.
July 12th - Yoga in the Park We will meet at Centennial park near the shelter if weather is not nice we will move to the SWCC office. Kari Voss-Jost is a certified yoga instructor with the approach to reconnect the mind, body and spirit in a traumatized society in which those three have been disconnected. She does this through a quiet centering process, practicing the asanas and taking time for shavasana. Yoga mats and other supplies will be provided along with water and snacks. No prior experience is necessary to fully enjoy this class.
July 26th - Expression though Dance Cindy Crable with Spotlight Dance will be at the Worthington office (320 S. Lake street). The theme for this event is self-confidence. Dancing can help a person’s self-esteem and confidence. We see this happen in so many ways. First is overcoming the courage to try something new. You start to brave the dance floor and break through the fear of starting something new. Dancing is great for toning and strengthening the muscles and becoming more flexible. It is a chance to change your thoughts on body image. It improves the mind body connection. Because dance pushes you to be very present it helps you to let go of stress and worries of the past or future. It allows the dancer to learn something new and express themselves through dance and the opportunity to be creative. Dance also can help to listen more closely and develops their ability to retain complex information more efficiently. Dance is fun!
August 9th - Basic Self-Defense We will meet at the SWCC Jackson office with is located on the MN West Campus, on the southeast side of campus through door #27. Heide Moss will teach basic self-defense move that will cover a wide range of techniques. You will be introduced to basic defensive techniques as well as joint locks and escapes. Please were comfortable clothes that allow for good movement.
August 23rd - Connect to Music Join us at the Worthington SWCC office (320 S. Lake Street) to explore how you can connect with music. Molly Bishop is a licensed Music Therapist who will guide participants through a series of ways to connect with music with the goal of inner reflection. Participants will have the opportunity to play various instruments as they feel comfortable. Come connect with the music, and with other group members, as we explore a variety of musical styles and techniques. No musical background or skill required. Whether you like to make music, or just listen, this group will have something to offer you!