ATHENA: Goddess of wisdom, war and the crafts, and favourite daughter of Zeus, Athena was, perhaps, the wisest, most courageous,
and certainly the most resourceful of the Olympian gods.

BGS is excited to announce our newest initiative: ATHENA,
a project that challenges the assumptions young women often have about their self-worth

& the power they have in defining their own success


The ATHENA project…

→ Offers 10 weeks of group based learning (Monday thru Friday from 9am – 4pm) with group & individual projects that promote skills in areas including Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Communication, Resilience & Leadership. This is followed by a 12 week Paid Work Experience with employer partners in areas that match your interests

◊ During the 10 week group learning component you will receive a living allowance of $15.00/hr

→ Challenges assumptions & inaccurate beliefs that young women may have about themselves

→ Schedules presentations from accomplished female role models from a variety of backgrounds

→ Promotes essential workplace skills & personal qualities that will help you achieve your education, employment & career goals

→ Develops strategies to overcome obstacles that may be keeping you from moving forward in life

→ Provides ongoing employment placement support

→ Offers a $500 completion BONUS


ATHENA may be the project for you if you are:

→ A young women between 18-30 years of age

→ Dealing with obstacles that are affecting your personal success

→ Facing challenges to gaining meaningful employment & career opportunities

→ Not receiving Employment Insurance (EI)

→ Looking for a supportive network of like-minded young women who have made the decision to define their own success


This is a full-time program with limited seats so commitment is VERY important

Download a copy of the Athena Brochure


A new group starts soon so contact us ASAP
with any questions you may have or for more information:

“Ask to talk with someone about ATHENA”



This project is funded by the
Government of Canada’s
Skills Link Program