There's a spark inside of you.  Ignite it and let it shine!

Welcome to SPARK!  We can't wait to meet you!

If you are  a woman who has been impacted by a cancer diagnosis (either as someone diagnosed, or as a loved one who has fought alongside a friend or family member), SPARK has been designed for YOU!  We offer a series of strategic identity and self-esteem building workshops.  Do your best to attend all of the workshops to get the most out of this empowering group experience.

Each workshop is intended to provide skills, information and support to help participants process the pain of a traumatic illness and to use it as a platform to set new life goals and find a renewed sense of purpose.

Review the schedule below and click register to select the sessions you want to attend.  These workshops, including all supplies, are being gifted to you.  All we ask, in return, is that if you select that you ARE attending, that you keep to that commitment.  This is crucial for our instructor.  SPACE IS LIMITED, so register today!  Feel free to share this sign up page with a friend or loved one!  

Message from SPARK Program Director, Deborah Tonguis

You Night Executive Team Leader,  and graduate of the St. Tammany Class of 2017
 

FALL 2021 SCHEDULE
Register for the workshops that you are able to attend.
Because space is limited and because we are gifting materials to you, please only sign up for the workshops you know you can commit to.  Thank you!

  • Thursday, July 8th:  Zoom Launch Meet & Greet

  • Saturday, July 17th:  Workshop #1 (at St. Timothy's Church, Mandeville

  • Saturday, August 21st:  Workshop #2 (at St. Timothy's Church, Mandeville

  • Saturday, Sept. 25th:  Workshop #3 (at St. Timothy's Church, Mandeville

  • Saturday, October 16th:  Runway Basics (at St. Timothy's)

  • Saturday, October 23rd: You Night's Matinee Show in Metairie

SEE DETAILS BELOW

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All persons who sign up for any part of the SPARK program are encouraged to join us via ZOOM for a Meet & Greet.

You Night is all about building a support network of survivors who lift each other up.  This digital get-together will be a great way to get to know the other participants.  Zoom link will be provided to all registrants.

Thursday, July 8th 
Meet and Greet (on Zoom)
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
 
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Saturday, July 17th
Workshop #1
"What's in your Sparkler?"
9:45 a.m. - Noon
In-person at St. Timothy Church on the Northshore (or join us virtually)
  • Perhaps you lost your spark and you're trying to find it, or maybe you've been looking for it your whole life!.  In this workshop, we will start with “Identity Building”. Understanding who you are through temperament and preferences profiles are a first step in the right direction in building upon our past experiences to create positive new experiences. 

  • Instruction includes a Power Point presentation, a small group exercise, an individual writing assignment and a healing art project.

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  • Who we are, our core identity, often leads us to what we choose to do with our lives. It helps us to pinpoint our passions which drive our sense of purpose. In this workshop, we will spend time identifying those people, things, places and events that nurture us and give us strength and inspiration. Then we will explore any barriers that keep us from healthy, whole relationships and worthwhile activities. 

  • Instruction will include a Power Point presentation, a reflection writing exercise, a whole group game, and a team building activity.

Saturday, August 21st 
Workshop #2
"Strike the Match!"
9:45 a.m. - Noon
In-person at St. Timothy Church on the Northshore  (or join us virtually)
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  • Living life brightly means keeping the flame of passion and purpose alive. It means allowing yourself to be open to life’s changes and challenges without submitting to defeat and despair. In this workshop we will tackle how to move forward with intention and a deep sense of love for others and ourselves. Learning to give back to others is a healthy way to process one’s own pain and heal.

  • Instruction includes a Power Point presentation, a guided imagery session, crafting of a personal mission statement and a celebratory group activity.

Saturday, September 25th 
Workshop #3
"Light Up Your Life"
9:45 a.m. - Noon
In-person at St. Timothy Church on the Northshore  (or join us virtually)
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Saturday, October 16th
Have some fun learning Runway Basics!
For those participating in the October 23rd Matinee Show in Metairie
9:45 a.m. - Noon
In-person at St. Timothy Church on the Northshore (in-person only for this workshop)
  • There's no sense in having a spark if you don't get to share it with others!  This fun workshop will give you a taste of what the You Night Runway Empowerment program is made of.  The idea behind this program is to bring together women who want to have fun, share rich experiences and learn new skills that serve them well.

  • This workshop is designed for those of you wanting to participate on stage at our Saturday, October 23rd Matinee Runway Show.  Don't worry - your part will be super easy!  But you have to come to this workshop in order to participate the following weekend.  More information about this runway day will be shared on our July 8th Zoom call.

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Saturday, October 23rd
Have fun ON STAGE!
Join us as we celebrate you at You Night's Matinee Runway Event
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jefferson Performing Arts Center
  • On Saturday, October 23rd, You Night has a matinee show called "Battle of the Models".  You will be our guest in the audience to watch this amazing show where graduates of the You Night program will go "heel to heel" against professional industry models.

  • At the conclusion of their performance, we will be introducing you on stage as part of your empowering experience.  Have an open mind EVEN IF YOU ARE AN INTROVERT (which many of our participants are).  You can't grow unless you are stretched.  Trust the process and be open to new experiences.