The Pearls program started in august of 2011 and was designed for girls going through what is arguably the most challenging part of growing up: Middle School. Still growing into their own ever-changing body while desperately trying to figure out just who they are; it’s both a scary and confusing time. We’ve designed this program to be a weekly refuge from it all.
Every week, we start off with a weekly recap where we encourage the girls to share things that happened to them during the week, both happy and sad. The other girls then congratulate, condole, or advise based on their own experiences. Next we have a rousing interactive halaqa teaching us about a part of our yearly theme. After a quick social snack break we wrap up with a fun engaging activity. Past activities range anywhere from learning crochet to making slime to decorating cookies to game nights to personalizing mugs. The activities really will be anything the girls will find fun that will teach them teamwork, leadership, resourcefulness, and useful skills. There are usually two sleepovers a year where some of our fondest memories are formed due to the open, relaxed, high-energy nature of a Pearls sleepover. We also enjoy the annual Pearls Eid Spa where we let our hair down, literally. Some past field trips include going roller skating and visiting SNAP, a local Muslim women’s shelter.
THEME OF THE YEAR
Who am I “Changes in my Life”
PEARLS AGE GROUP
11-13 years old (Middle School)
Friday Nights from 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Pearls from Quran and Sunnah, manners, Sheroes in Islam
Roller skating, Pearls sleepover edition of late night truth or dare, Smoothie challenges and forgetting to cover the blender first, Deciding where to hide together from the Dajjal, Movie night popcorn fight, Annual sleepover scares,