The Embrace! program provides young women across Centre County with an opportunity to build interpersonal skills and self-confidence through a fun and interactive day.


Monday, October 9, 2023

Park Forest Middle School

8:45 am – 2:30 pm

Open to Girls in Grades 6-12

A Wellness Forum for Young Women

Jana Marie Foundation’s Embrace! program provides young women across Centre County an opportunity to build personal strength and self-confidence through a fun and interactive day.

Drawing on the expertise of Jana Marie Foundation’s staff and special guests, the day’s program features a range of topics including enhancing self-confidence, learning team-building skills, and exploring creative expression through art projects. Our Embrace! program is free and open to young women who are currently enrolled in the State College Area, Penns Valley, Bellefonte, Bald Eagle, Philipsburg, and surrounding school districts.


Build personal strength and self-confidence to help combat the stresses of today’s high-pressure society.



  1. Increase self-confidence and self-awareness in young women
  2. Encourage open and honest communication to help young women create stronger relationships with family, friends, and personal networks
  3. Provide opportunities for personal development through creative expression
  4. Strengthen personal identity through a focus on knowing, appreciating, and developing oneself

Sample Agenda (from Spring 2023):

  • 8:45-9:00am: Registration
  • 9:00-10:00am: Team Building with Joe
  • 10:00-10:40am: Breakout Session 1- Comic Creation with Christine
  • 10:40-11:40am: Group Drum Circle with Melanie & Christine
  • 11:40-12:20pm: Breakout Session 2- Poured Paint with Marisa & Joe
  • 12:20-12:50pm: Lunch (provided by JMF)
  • 12:50pm-1:00pm: Group Self-Care & Mindfulness Reflection with Joe
  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm: Breakout session 3- Mural Painting with Hannah
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm: Wrap-Up Activity


Embrace! Registration Form Fall 2023
Street Address
Street Address Line 2