Fire & Flower programs empower girls ages 12-14 in their INCREDIBLE rite of passage into young womanhood. This is a time of so much change – social, physical, emotional, sexual – and we revive and modernize the age-old tradition of women providing meaningful support for girls to come-of-age. Fire & Flower combines personalized mentorship, experiential learning, intergenerational community, time in nature and small group sizes to create an unforgettable, transformative experience of acceptance, depth and connection. Girls build confidence and pride in becoming young women, develop resilience to engage their future and gain valuable friendships.
We run spring break and summer empowerment programs exploring young womanhood in a fun, honest and safe environment. These 5-day programs navigate hard-to-talk-about things like body image, media literacy, menstruation and puberty, sexuality and more. Every second year, we also offer a comprehensive 6-month rite of passage program where girls are well-supported through their process into young womanhood. We dive deeper into the topics above with greater individualized attention and mentorship, and go on a 5-day overnight adventure that includes a powerful coming-of-age ceremony. Join the movement and help our girls become thriving young women!
"We had been seeking a program for our daughter Jake to be part of a larger community of women that would meet her, see her, and support her through the transition to womanhood without imposing preset ideas about what that means. Fire & Flower provided a framework for girls to discover what it means to be them and part of a community. The program also provided a profound way for families to recognize their daughters - really see them - for the unique and powerful people that they are. Jake enjoyed being challenged to own her place in the world with the support of strong, compassionate and authentic women who each have their own unique interests and ways of being. Fire & Flower is an apt name for a program that allows young women to be who they are with strength, knowledge and support of their community and peers."
- Renee Frappier, mother of 2018 participant