Before starting the new Nia year, the 7th and 8th grade Nia girls attend an annual retreat together focused on strengthening their self-esteem, sisterhood, and problem-solving skills. This year, we chose Quarry Park Adventures in Rocklin for our retreat location...the girls participated in games to strengthen community, communication, and sisterhood; they participated in zip-lining and high ropes courses and challenges, rock climbing, free-falling and many other adventures; and they ended their day with a relaxing paddle boat ride. We had an awesome time!
The purpose of the retreat is for the girls to leave with a stronger bond with one another and stronger self-esteem, having accomplished tasks together they never viewed as possible. They came back from the retreat stronger and ready to start the new Nia year with a bang!
Shout out to the Women Lawyers of Sacramento (WLS) for their generous $1,500 donation toward our retreat! Their donation allowed us to purchase a bus for transportation at no cost to the girls so that we could all travel to and from the retreat together, which definitely added fun and excitement to the retreat. THANK YOU WLS!