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    MISSION

    Inspire young women

    to believe that they are B.E.L.L.A.S...

    Beautiful Educated Loving Liberated Able & Successful

     

    “Coco LaRain is an extraordinary spoken word artist and singer and she has done amazing work with our girls”

    Mr. Knight, Principal, Sir Robert L Bordon High School

  • WHY BELLAS

    As girls approach adolescence, they face:

     

    • High levels of sexual assault and other forms of violence
    • A sharp decline in mental health and confidence
    • Negative stereotyping and sexualization

    Sadly, about 20% of teens will experience depression before adulthood. 7 in 10 girls believe that they are not good enough or don’t measure up in regards to their looks, performance in school and relationships.

     

    Over 70% of girls age 15 to 17 avoid normal daily activities, such as attending school, when they feel bad about their looks. 75% of girls with low self-esteem report engaging in negative activities like cutting, bullying, abusing substances or disordered eating.

  • ABOUT BELLAS

    B.E.L.L.A.S. is a personal development program for young women that specialises in inspiring young women to feel beautiful brilliant and brave. Bellas was developed in 2006 by Nicolle Coco LaRain Veira who has been inspiring youth for over 25 years with the story from Abused Teenage Mother to Motivational Speaker.

     

    We facilitate motivational presentations, and life skills workshops that incorporate expressive arts learning activities and yoga-based stress management practises. Coco has successfully facilitated the BELLAS program in both public and catholic schools across the Greater Toronto Area and has mentored over 300 young women

     

    Our program teach young women how to embrace themselves as B.E.L.L.A.S. ensuring they adopt positive and healthy ways to:

    1.  Value themselves and their education
    2.  Develop healthy relationships & lifestyles  
    3.  Strengthen their abilities as they strive for success. 

  • BELLAS IN ACTION

    Our goal is to teach them how to raise their self esteem and gain academic confidence, develop healthy relationships and lifestyles and strengthen their natural abilities to be successful.

    "Coco you are amazing, I am lost for words and so thankful to have seen you speak today you are a light in this world.” B.E.L.L.A.S. Program Participant

  • BELLAS MODULES

    Our curriculum is designed to meet the emotional, social and educational needs

    1. I AM BEAUTIFUL

    From The Inside Out

    We teach young women how to raise their self esteem and value themselves fully.

    2. I AM EDUCATED

    In My Mind & My Emotion

    We encourage young women to value their education and gain academic confidence.

    3. I AM LOVING

    Me Unapologetic-ally

    We teach young women how to value themselves and develop healthy relationships

    4. I AM LIBERATED

    To Live a Healthy Lifestyle

    We empower young women to be brave lifestyle choices and overcome challenges

    5. I AM ABLE & SUCCESSFUL

    As Reaching My Potential

    We inspire young women to use their abilities to succeed.

  • HOW BELLAS WORKS

    We highly recommend following our four step process to ensure our success.

    1

    Customize

    We meet with staff and conduct a needs assessment to customize the program.

    2

    Recruit

    We facilitate an introductory presentation to recruit potential B.E.L.L.A.S.

    3

    Facilitate

    We'll deliver

    in-class workshops,

    1 - 3 day seminars,

    Lunch & After School programs.

    4

    Graduate & Evaluate

    We facilitate a small graduation ceremony and evaluate the program

  • BELLAS PROGRAMS

    The following is a list of specialty programs we customize to meet the needs of every client.

    BELLAS PRETTI-BALANCE

    Inspiring Young Women to feel Beautiful Brilliant & Brave

    BELLAS Pretti Balance is our signature program that focuses on healthy ways to manage stress, uplift attitudes and manage emotions through expressive arts and yoga-based life skills training.

    BELLA-MORPHOSIS

    Inspiring Young Women to embark on a healing journey

    Bella-Morphosis is a special program designed to address the sensitive issues facing young women who have experienced trauma and abuse.

    BLACK BELLAS BRAVE

    Inspiring Young Black Girls to Be Brave

    The Black BELLAS Brave program is designed to address the challenges young women are facing with respect to identity and culture including the challenges they face with anti-black racism.     

     

    BELLA MOMS

    Inspiring Young Mothers to Thrive In Motherhood and Beyond

    Our BELLA MOMS program is geared towards teenage mothers. Coco started her career when she was a teen mom and encourage the moms in this program to follow in her footsteps.

     

    BABY BELLAS

    Inspiring Girls To Love Themselves Unapologetic-ally

    Our Baby Bellas program is for girls in grades 4 & 5 and focuses on self-esteem development and includes expressive arts learning activities.

     

  • B.E.L.L.A.S. PRETTI BALANCE

    Our signature program inspires young women to feel beautiful brilliant and brave through yoga-based life skills training. We are excited to be partnering with Pretti Balance a company founded by Chantaya Veira, co-facilitator of the BELLAS program. Pretti Balance specializes in deep breathing and medication practises that refocuses the mind and balance emotions.

  • ABOUT COCO

    Multi-Award Winning Speaker, Corporate Trainer, Life Skills Coach, Performing Artist

    Nicolle Coco LaRain Veira, developed the B.E.L.L.A.S. personal development program in 2007 and has facilitated the program for over 300 girls and young women in public and catholic schools across the Greater Toronto Area.

    In 2001 Coco founded Inspired by Coco Inc., and has traveled across Canada to provide corporate and life skills training to both youth and adults on topics such as leadership development, emotional intelligence and, self-esteem development.

    Coco is a Multi-Award Winning Speaker, Certified Corporate Trainer, Life Skills Coach and Professional Performing Artist who has been inspiring audiences of all ages for over 25 years.


      

  • ABOUT COCO & TAY

    FOUNDER OF THE B.E.L.L.A.S. PROGRAM

    Nicolle Coco LaRain Veira, developed the B.E.L.L.A.S. personal development program in 2007 and has facilitated the program for over 300 girls and young women in public and catholic schools across the Greater Toronto Area.

    In 2001 Coco founded Inspired by Coco Inc., and has traveled across Canada to provide corporate and life skills training to both youth and adults on topics such as leadership development, emotional intelligence and, self-esteem development.

    Coco is a Multi-Award Winning Speaker, Certified Corporate Trainer, Life Skills Coach and Professional Performing Artist who has been inspiring audiences of all ages for over 25 years.

    CHANTAYA VEIRA AKA TAY

    KEY PARTNERSHIP

    We are so excited to be partnering with Pretti Balance, a company that specializes in mindfulness yoga practices through creative movement and deep breathing techniques.

    Chantaya Veira is a creative movement and breathing instructor who is also a co-facilitator of the BELLAS program. Tay has been working with Coco for a number of years in various schools across the greater Toronto area.

    Chantaya founded Pretti Balance,
    in 2016 and focuses on teaching her clients to how to balance emotions, uplift attitudes and manage stress.

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