SURREY RCMP have launched “Project Lavender”, a program which aims to empower young women and girls to make positive choices, and surround themselves with healthy relationships.
Project Lavender is a Surrey RCMP-led initiative built in collaboration with female students from across the Surrey School District. The content of the program focuses on topics identified by the young women and girls who participated in the collaborative development process.
Project Lavender, will tackle topics which include texting; ‘sexting’; understanding sexual exploitation; drug and alcohol awareness; and the importance of healthy relationships.
It is a one-hour presentation geared towards Grade 5-10 students, the presentation can also be adapted to suit community groups and organizations, particularly those who engage with youth.
“We are excited to see the impact Project Lavender will have with youth, particularly because they played such an integral part in it’s development,” said Inspector Wendy Mehat, Community Support and Safety Officer, on Monday. “It is about giving our youth the confidence to accept their challenges and strengths with compassion and resiliency so they can make positive life choices.”
To request a “Project Lavender” presentation for your school or group, contact the Surrey RCMP at Surrey_Diversity@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.