Programs & Classes

• Challenge – Design Your Life; It IS All About You!

Challenge is an intensive life skills program created to enhance the personal and professional growth of women in our community. Any woman in transition, including job loss, retirement, personal issues or simply being new in the area can benefit from this series of classes. The topics discussed help participants to gain self-esteem, develop coping skills, build confidence, set goals and advance job and communication skills.

Click here to view our Sarasota and Venice brochure. Click here to access the Challenge application.

“I know better how to deal with anger, set boundaries, and be more assertive… and I have learned a lot from others and made some good friends.”

“It reaffirmed in me the fact that I am deserving of being treated with respect and nurturing love.”

“I feel I have gotten my foot in the door towards moving forward.”

We also offer RETOS, which is the same core Challenge cirriculum but for the Spanish-speaking woman. Read more about RETOs here.

The Light Within Enrichment Program is truly the next step for anyone who is ready to enrich and ignite their life. This inspirational inner awareness journey brings more light into your life. Beginning November 2013, classes are being offered five days, any combination of five days or even just one day – depending on  your time and interests. Michele Frith Szabo, Challenge Coordinator and guest presenters Dr. Christina Captain and Joy Yackley will be facilitating. Each day is a different life-enhancing experience and topic. Come enrich your life and share the gift of light with a friend. Click here to view the program brochure.

Insights That Delight is a new class being offered the  first two Mondays of every month from 10 AM to noon  beginning Monday, October 7, 2013 at our Sarasota  location.  Insights That Delight offers excellent growth and support opportunities to former Challenge graduates.  It is also perfect for anyone wanting to expand possibilities, enhance inner awareness, deepen life’s knowledge and fine tune their life skills.

• Employment and Business Success

Employment and Business Success provides assistance to anyone seeking a new job, scholarships for further education or improved employment opportunities. The program offers one-on-one career counseling sessions, tips for resume writing, job search strategies, employment support groups and a career center with available computers and resources.

• Peer Resource Advising

Caring and non-judgmental peer resource advisors are volunteers trained in active listening. They refer clients to services and programs within the WRCSC as well as to other community agencies – all within a confidential environment. Peer resource advisors are extremely knowledgeable in the resources available in our community.

• Returnship: Getting Back into the Workforce

The Returnship program offers a comprehensive collection of classes to sharpen job skills and increase confidence in the job search. This  curriculum includes interviewing, time management, computer training, resume writing, business skills and etiquette to develop professionalism in women who are unemployed or who are re-entering the workforce. Classes in self-esteem, image consulting and more are also included.

Click here to read more about the Returnship program.

• Life Enhancing Programs

A variety of programs are offered including yoga, art exhibits, motivational speakers, social events, financial, legal and computer classes and much more.

For more information about our services or questions and comments, please call (941) 366-1700.