For Parents

Set your daughter or child up for success with a community of support

“My daughter is that extremely shy, quiet yet strong minded girl who only wears black. I was surprised she said yes to this. Fire & Flower helped her find more of herself and assure her transformative identity.
Having a mentor, someone other than her mother, was crucial for her growth and development. With the compassion and strength from Fire & Flower, she is now a mentor herself helping younger Indigenous girls develop leadership.”

Frances Bolton

Mother

IMAGINE...

Guidance

Guidance for the challenging balance as your child becomes an adult

Community

A whole community of women supporting your child

Freedom and independence

Freedom and independence while remaining connected

Why is Mentorship and a Rite of Passage Essential for your Child?

Coming-of-age is the time in youth when focus starts to shift from home and family to the larger community or world. It is a rich period of change and self-discovery where we naturally start pushing boundaries to expand our sense of self and belonging in the world.  

In pre-modern times, as youth moved away from parental dependence, cultures around the world had rites of passage where mentors and elders stepped in to guide this process of self-discovery towards finding personal gifts and developing confidence. Young people’s natural need for risk and experimentation was met through appropriate challenges aimed to catalyze the geniuses that were ready to emerge. The whole village would honour and celebrate their passage into their next stage in life.

Our modern Western culture sorely lacks such support, and many youths are coming-of-age through the media and peer influences. Girls and non-binary youth especially are targeted with very limiting and potentially dangerous ideas about beauty, power, body image and sex appeal. They indirectly learn that who they are is ‘not enough’ and that womanhood is about fitting inside a restrictive box.

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“​Fire & Flower provided a framework for girls to discover what it means to be them and part of a community. It also provided a profound way for families to recognize their daughters - really see them - for the unique and powerful people that they are.
My daughter enjoyed being challenged to own her place in the world with the support of strong, compassionate and authentic women.”

Renee Frappier- Mother

Fire & Flower brings back a village to support both you and your child as they transition into a young adult

When girls and non-binary youth are guided to be proud of their uniqueness and trust their bodies, supported by a community of diverse peers and women, and connected to the wonder and beauty of nature, they become thriving young adults. Families are involved in the process, participating at significant points along the way to sustain connection and formally recognize your child’s growing selfhood.

What Programs do Fire & Flower offer?

We offer several programs to prepare and empower girls and non-binary youth for young womanhood/adulthood. Our weekly 2-hour program for girls 10-12 is a great introduction to the fun and incredible changes of this special time in life. Our 5-day empowerment program for youth 10-14 happens during spring break and summer. We experience what it looks and feels like to be part of a community of sisterhood and start navigating hard-to-talk-about topics like body image, media literacy, menstruation and sexuality in a fun, honest and safe environment.

Every second year, we offer a comprehensive 6-month rite of passage program for youth 12-14 where participants are well-supported through their process into young adulthood. We dive deeper into the topics from our other programs, provide in-depth, personalized mentorship and go on a 5-day overnight adventure that includes a transformative coming-of-age ceremony. Most importantly, participants continue to be supported after they return home from their trip so that their growth and radiance are integrated into their daily lives.

In addition, Fire & Flower can create custom programs for your school or organization, and we can travel to your community to deliver our stellar empowerment camps. We also provide individual mentorship outside of our regular programs. We look forward to connecting with you! 

Check Out Our Programs

We welcome youth & their families as well as potential mentors to join our Fire & Flower family.

Weekly Online Circles

Social Media & Me

Spring Break

Summer Camps

Rite of Passage

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