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Welcome to our Member Spotlight Page. This special feature showcases GPVSB’s most valuable assets– our members! Spotlighting members from across the GPVSB spectrum. Our revamped Member Spotlight reflects the rich tapestry of our membership and Highlights information about our outstanding members.   For a complete list of current GPVSB Members click HERE.   Not a Member - join GPVSB today! Click here! for membership information.

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Society for Support to Pregnant & Parenting Teens

Supporting pregnant and parenting teens in achieving their personal best.

Sacha Balaski - Volunteer Coordinator

Having and raising a baby can be difficult at any age but more so when the parents are kids themselves.  Luckily, in Grande Prairie and surrounding area, the Society for Support to Pregnant & Parenting Teens is here to help young parents and their infants through and after pregnancy.

The non-profit agency helps teens by providing information and support to:

- Promote a healthy pregnancy

- Facilitate healthy decision making regarding pregnancy and parenting

- Maximize opportunities for education and/or training

- Gain knowledge of and access to community resources

- Foster the development of individual strengths and independence

Pregnant & Parenting Teens offers support groups and programs to help their clients; they have groups that help with pregnancy, parenting, & breastfeeding. There are programs that help with providing for the infants like ‘Books for Babies’ and an exchange program for gently used clothing, equipment and toys. Young parents being supported by the Society also have access to professional counselling sessions with Mental Health Services and are supported by a Family Support Worker who helps them set & achieve personal, educational, family or life goals. They also provide day care with the First Steps Nursery to clients attending the Bridge Network School program.

Read more: Society for Support to Pregnant & Parenting Teens

The Finishing Touch Grad Society

Assisting financially underprivileged high school graduating students attend their ceremonies with pride.

Michelle Wudkevich Finishing Touch Grad Society President One of the biggest accomplishments many of us experiences in life is completing high school, this moment is celebrated with a Graduation Ceremony and of course Prom. Celebrating and preparing for Grad has become an  integral part of senior high school life and has become an extravagant and increasingly expensive moment that is a must attend for a majority of students. 

Sadly some graduating students are unable to afford the formal wear required for these events. Luckily for these young adults in Grande Prairie and surrounding area the Non-profit organization The Finishing Touch Grad Society is here to help.  Formed in 2009 the Society’s mission is to assist high school graduating students, who have earned their diploma, with obtaining the necessary formal attire and accessories too attend their grad ceremonies with pride.  According to Finishing Touch Grad Society President Michelle Wudkevich, “Grad and prom is a once in a lifetime event and these kids deserve to feel proud about their accomplishment and celebrate it with their peers, not feel bad and stay home because they can’t rent a tux or buy a $3000 grad dress, so we help them look their best.” The volunteer run group help males and females dress the part completely free of charge, “we have a large selection of grad dresses, from size 0 to 30, all  donated and look brands new”, states Wudkevich.  The Society has volunteers that specialize in alterations and along with Richmond and Crouse’s Cleaners, who volunteer their dry-cleaning services, to keep the collection in mint condition.  They are also assisted by Maximum Storage, who provides a safe place to keep the items, various salons in the community who offer free hair and makeup services to the girls and for the guys Milano for Men and Manhandler’s Barbershop help prepare them for the big day.

Read more: The Finishing Touch Grad Society

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