Celebrate and explore your mother-daughter relationship! Through creative expression, engaging activities and a variety of communication tools that emphasize the magic of connection, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their relationship, create long-lasting memories and find a deeper understanding for one another.

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Saturday, May 7, 2022

8:45am – 1pm

Mount Nittany Middle School

Pre-registration required. 

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Jana Marie Foundation is thrilled to be able to hold our annual Side by Side event in person again this May! We’ve got a great lineup and are so excited to jump into spring and foster those invaluable family bonds! Here’s what we’re planning:

Saturday, May 7, 2022 @ Mount Nittany Middle School (8:45 am-1:00 pm)

We will start the day off by providing a brief introduction to Side-by-Side, and we’ll start to brainstorm what elements make a parent/daughter relationship so special! Then, we’ll dive into some engaging sessions, that will get us moving and crafting with the aim of creating memorable moments of growth and bonding. Stay tuned for more details.

Session samples:

The Art of our Relationship. Ready your brushes! Hannah will lead us through a side-by-side paint session that will have us collaborating and working together to create pieces of artwork that can be hung together or separately. We’ll get a little messy as we figure out new ways we can support one another and share lots of laughs! 

Exercising Trust. Throughout his time with us, Ryan will help us consider ways to strengthen our bodies as well as our relationships with family and friends through partner yoga and mindful meditation! This interactive session will have you “stretching” your concept of what it means to trust in one another and provide some time to center ourselves and reflect on ways to build healthy relationships. Grab those comfy clothes and get ready to connect on a deeper level.

A Recipe of Love.  Taste Buds Kitchens will have us laughing and working together as we create fun and lasting memories in the kitchen. 

Pre-registration is required, and space is limited.  This event is open to Centre County students who identify as female in grades 6-8 and their mother(s) or caregiver.


Thank you for your interest in Jana Marie Foundation's Side by Side Program. This course is currently full. Please email to enroll on the waitlist. Thank you.