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Friday, February 25 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Wear Your Weird

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There’s nothing quite so heart-breaking as seeing a child whose self-esteem and self-belief have taken a serious hit.

Many kids, afraid to get it wrong, start to shrink, cover up and suppress what makes them so unique, so they can fit in to the images they see, knowing that if they act or appear too different, they may be isolated or bullied.

But we can change that.

Imagine watching the kids under your loving care go from confusion to clarity, from lacking direction and feeling powerless to understanding themselves and their purpose a little more, and to feeling empowered throughout the process.

The Wear Your Weird program is designed to introduce kids to the process of discovering who they are through the use of hands-on activities and dynamic discussions, uncovering what makes them fantastically unique and yes, weird.

The results? All those special qualities they were born with become strengths and superpowers—not something to be ashamed of or something to hide.

I designed this program after working with kids on many different levels and in various settings, seeing their struggles with using their voice or worrying about standing out in a crowd.

I’ve seen the difference the Wear Your Weird program makes in the minds and hearts of kids of all ages.

From primary school to junior high, the kids who’ve taken the WYW program feel…

excited and empowered
confident and courageous
valued and valuable
..and most importantly, they believe they can proudly wear their weird after all.


Alicia McMane

I’m Alicia McMane, a certified trainer and life coach, living in small-town Alberta. A mother of three boys, I was indirectly guided by my children in creating the Wear Your Weird movement. I never wanted my kids to feel the pressure to fit in, hide who they are, stuff their feelings... Read More →

Friday February 25, 2022 9:00am - 10:15am MST
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