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2018 Event Calendar


Saturday Session 1/6 & 1/20

Guest Speaker Farah Harris

Licensed Therapist • Speaker • Consultant

will lead our workshop.

Farah Harris, MA, LCPC has a mission to help individuals find and own their voice. As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), she works to connect people to their stories to bring truth, freedom and self-actualization. Taking a pragmatic approach, coupled with humor, she helps clients by highlighting growth areas and taking real steps to achieving their goals.


Saturday Session 2/3

Topic: Exploring Self Esteem

Justin Smith s teaching a workshop delving deep into the topic of

Self Esteem with a fun creative craft.

Monday, February 12th
Founder of Chrysalis and Author of The D.A.R.K. Brown Girls
Asha Ntim is the Key Note Speaker for
National African American Parent Involvement Day

at Booker T. Washington S.T.E.M. Academy 

Champaign, IL 

This Program is Open to the Community and begins at 9am.

Saturday Session 2/17

RioChanel Sarhene, therapist and LCSW

 will lead Part II of our Self Esteem Workshop

With real and open dialogue about the topic

as well interactive role playing

Students will learn how to cope with negative emotions and 

which self care strategies to use in real life situations. 


Saturday Session 3/3

Confident Communication 

Workshop will be lead by

Toyenta Readus

Our Parent Liaison and Director of Parental Engagement


Guest Speaker Alex Elroy will lead our workshop 3/17

Alex McElroy is an international speaker, teacher, author and blogger and the Pastor of Education at NLCSE in Chicago. For over 12 years Alex has taught youth & adults and trained hundreds of ministers to teach accurately and effectively. Alex focuses his teaching on leadership, Apologetics and living with purpose.


Etiquette Class 4/7

Chrysalis Annual Tea Party 4/21

An Evening of the Arts 4/28

Sponsors, Philanthropist and Partners of

The Chrysalis Network will enjoy  an  adult

only evening of art, music, auctions and exquisite cuisine. 


Saturday Session 5/5

Saturday. 5/19/2018

Field Trip to Urban Art Retreat

Chrysalis Annual Picnic

Beach Day

July 14th

The Concept of Sowing and Reaping,
Fall 2018 Session Begins 9/1
Welcome back students and parents

The Chrysalis Program Retreat 9/14-9/16
At Camp Sullivan

Meals provided and prepared by Chrysalis program staff. Cost is $35/person. 

Includes rock climbing, journaling and affirmation workshop, outdoor activities, overnight accommodations and meals. 

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1st Saturday Session of Spring Semester
Healthy Communication
Boundaries/Body Awareness
Love, Friendship & Healthy Relationships


Love, Friendship & Healthy Relationships
Chrysalis Tea Party
Mother Daughter Brunch Fundraiser
Trip to Chicago Urban Art Retreat
Second Annual Evening of the Arts
Chrysalis Summer Camp
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Chrysalis Summer Retreat

Chrysalis Holiday Healing Project
The Holiday Healing Project is a free sleepover at Camp Sullivan to teach coping skills to girls age 5-14 who have experienced childhood trauma.

The Sleepover will include:
Art Therapy
Music Therapy
Self –Esteem Workshops
Rock Climbing
And a Holiday Celebration complete with Christmas gifts .
All meals and snacks are included.