Abby Talks, a free series of presentations for teens, starts Jan. 17 in Abbotsford. (Thinkstock photo)

Abby Talks, a free series of presentations for teens, starts Jan. 17 in Abbotsford. (Thinkstock photo)

Abby Talks program for teens gets underway next month

Registration now accepted for TED Talks-style sessions

Registration is now being accepted for a free eight-week program for teens called Abby Talks.

The program, offered through Abbotsford Community School, is done in TED Talks-style and runs on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. starting Jan. 17.

During this time there will be showcase speakers who will make presentations on topics that encourage the idea of “What is success to me?”

Topics include leadership, financial guidance, life skills, self-wellness, mental wellness, and confidence, as well as offering an introduction to educational and trade options.

This program is designed to motivate and challenge students to learn about themselves, resources within their community and educational opportunities, as well as to help promote healthy decision-making for their future and personal success.

The goal is to have students leave the program feeling more confident and excited to start making decisions within their personal journey to success.

The program is open to teens in Grades 8 to 11 (ages 13 to 17). It takes place at Clayburn Middle School until March 7.

The program also holds a spring session on Wednesdays from April 11 to May 30 at 6 p.m. at Howe Middle School.

Each participant who registers will be entered into a draw for two movies passes, including popcorn and drinks.

In addition, pizza will be served on these evenings, compliments of Coast Capital.

Registration can be done online at www.abbycommunity.com.