The Elements of SUCCESS and Passion Projects
In early September 2008 the first Passion Project was launched with a group of young women 16-24 yrs of age in the Metro Vancouver area. We created a group of ten young women who were interested in inspiring communities and raising awareness on the issues young women were facing in today’s world.
Over the next nine months the team took part in the pilot of our innovative coaching series the Elements of SUCCESS. They receive theatrical training from local performance artists and actors. Once the training was completed the Passion Team put on a performance; show casing how each girl meets her life challenges head on at Havana’s theatre in Vancouver, BC. The show was a hit!
With all the overwhelming support from the community 5 members of the Passion Team returned in September 2009 to start the Passion Project II along with a few new members.
The team worked with actress and producer Jessica Harmon on creating a short documentary with more stories to continue their campaign of raising awareness on the issues girls face on a daily basis.
A number of the girls from our original project have now gone off to college and university (some of which stated that it was not in their agenda two years ago) other have discovered their career path are moving toward it. All give back regularly to their communities.
A The Elements of SUCCESS / Passion Projects are an 8-10 week leadership, coaching program that supports girls to reach their full potential. Using the Elements of SUCCESS, a coaching series created by Passion’s founder Loretta Cella, the girls walk through each module learning more about who they are; creating a strong foundation of success within that then ripples out into the world.
Understanding Limitations are Self Imposed
Evaluation of Skills
Each Passion Project is a community project or initiative:
A group of extraordinary young women in Burnaby wrote, directed, and created this video for their community project
This was part of a project completed by a group of girls in the Burnaby Youth Custody Center. Their community project was created with the theme of forgiveness and acceptance and displayed Dec. 20, 2009 Jan 14, 2010 at the UBC Robson Square in downtown Vancouver adjacent for the public skating rink.People from all over North American viewed and contributed to the figures made of sustainable materials. Check out our article in the Vancouver Observer
For an outline of Passion Project material please contact us
A new project was launched in Spring 2011! Lead by the amazing Jennifer McRae of Simon Fraser University, the project aimed to engage a group of young women in the Metro Vancouver Area in discussion, dialogue, leadership about sustainable communities.
The five dynamic young women from New Westminster, West Vancouver, and Kitsilano areas who participated in the pilot project met weekly to engage in discussions and community events, location discoveries and connected with mentors who shared their passions for sustainability.
It was a powerful journey over the four month program that resulted in personal and professional development, community event participation, and an opportunity for the participants to take part in Lori Petryk's new show called Good for You, Good for the Earth on Shaw cable.
Here is what Hanna says about the passionTOaction experience:
The p2a program has gone by so fast; its amazing to think back on all our accomplishments within such a short period of time. I have distinct memories from each p2a meeting which I will hold forever, along with the inspiration, self discoveries and knowledge I picked up along the way. I genuinly thank both of you wonderful role models, for putting time and effort into empowering young women. It means so, so much. If every girl were given the opportunities, tools, connections and information we recieved, I believe our world would see revolutionary changes. I know we have not finished p2a completely , but I felt I must state my thank you's while they're still fresh in my mind. So, Thank you
Our Poster Awareness Series
Thanks to our amazing volunteer Brooke Allen, Artist and Emily Carr Institute instructor, we have a beautiful poster series available to schools and youth centres. Poster series costs $20 to community agencies and schools with 100% of the proceeds go back into new programming.