Conference for Girls
WORKSHOPS (AGES 10 TO 13)> BFF BE A FRIEND FIRST
Incidents of bullying have reached almost epidemic proportions and, in some cases, have ended in tragedy.
Nationally, one-third of girls ages 1218 say that they have been bullied at school. And, according to the National Education Association, more than 160,000 students miss school each day because they are fearful of being targeted by bullies.
Middle school is a crucial time of transition and adjustment and is also when bullying behavior tends to peak, making these years the most important time to promote core values and develop critical social and leadership skills.
This is why the Girl Scouts of the USA has produced an innovative national bullying-prevention initiative for middle schoolaged girls. BFF (Be a Friend First) is based on the Girl Scouts of the USAs national leadership curriculum and is designed to help girls develop healthy relationship skills, understand relational aggression, and learn about conflict resolution and bully prevention.
We know that girl bullying looks different than boys: It often involves teasing, exclusion, and cruel behavior in social media forums, all of which are harder for adults to notice. But the consequences are just as devastating: Girls who are targeted have higher rates of depression, eating disorders, alcohol and drug abuse, and suicide.
Rather than addressing or punishing bullying behavior after it happens, BFF (Be a Friend First) gives girls the social and leadership skills necessary to prevent it in the first place.
Are You A Diva
This highly interactive workshop invites participants to discover their strengths and dreams for the future through creativity, physical movement and self-confidence. Working in small facilitated teams through creative arts, each participant will create her very own powerful DIVA 2.0 poster and craft her personal guiding principal for SUCCESS.
Point Click Connect Protect: Social media
This seminar will have a frank, current and fun discussion regarding the potential, boosters, pitfalls, best practices and lessons learned regarding 21 st century connecting via the tools of social media and social networking. Since this new way of connecting is a part of our recreational and professional lives, this seminar will cover responsible use, the advantages and the dangers.
SMART MONEY: Making It, Saving It, and Spending It
This hands-on money management program provides the essentials of financial education, real-world skills, and knowledge every student can use.
Are you the best friend you can be? Your girl friends are the key to getting through the drama in life. Find out how to weed out the bad friends in your life and keep the good ones close to you.
Me My-Self and I (KNOWN - AS LADY IN THE MIRROR)
Perception and Self-Image will help young women explore ideas and perceptions about body-image and self-image through a series of interactive lessons. The young women will engage in a hands-on group activity where they label people based solely on looks, first impressions, perceptions and assumptions. They will view video clips of celebrity women who have struggled with body-image, perception, and balancing weight with a healthy lifestyle. The young women will also examine closely their perceptions and views of their own body. Discussions will tie together the lessons and will help the young women: gain an understanding of perception and how it influences daily life, identify internal and external pressures that influence self-image, gain a better understanding of their own self-image, and be empowered to feel confident in their own skin.
WORKSHOPS (AGES 14 TO 18)
The focus of the Beautiful Me Presentation is to build and empower all young ladies attending the seminar, using several disciplines of etiquette. My goal is to use my training as a professional etiquette instructor to guide the participants to a place of personal acceptance and the realization that beauty is not defined by one individual, society or trend. Instead, beauty it is in fact defined by who WE ARE, what WE BELIEVE and who WE CHOOSE to be.
ARE YOU GAME
This workshop will provide an overview of the sport industry and its careers. In addition, the speaker will also provide practical information to assist young women in preparing for a career path in this exciting industry, including: (1) How to explore sport industry careers, and (2) Tips for how to garner success in this male-dominated industry. As a result of attending this workshop, high school students will have a general understanding of the sport industry, the potential career opportunities it avails and how to begin preparing for these roles.
Manage Your Digital Identity Now; So It Doesnt Manage You Later
This interactive workshop session presents the short- and long-term impacts of proper and improper behavior and personal information management in digital communications. The highly experienced and skilled presenters use audiovisuals and interactive facilitation that stimulate critical thinking and meaningful dialogue to build capacity for responsible use of digital communication that minimizes and reduces overall risks and liabilities associated with illegal activities such as cyber-bullying and sexting.
Why a STEM Career and Why Not You!
This workshop provides an overview of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers, motivation for choosing STEM careers, and reasons why young women traditionally are not encouraged to explore these opportunities. The speaker will also cover practical information to help young women navigate the STEM career path, including how to explore STEM careers, and tips to be successful in male dominated fields.
I Met the Boy of my Dreams and Then I Woke Up!
This is a lively, interactive workshop designed to challenge women of all ages to look carefully at how they go about choosing a mate. The workshop is made up of three components. Participants are first challenged to look at their own personalities and determine what they would bring to a relationship. Next, they will explore the characteristics that would be most appealing to them in a mate. Finally the discussion will center upon values and what is most important when it comes to relationships.
FINANCIAL FITNESS FOR TEENS:
A WORKOUT IN THE WORLD OF MONEY
This workshop focuses on the importance of financial education for teens. Lessons are geared to active learning with games, simulations and role playing. The young women will leave with a sense of empowerment to make future financial decisions.
WORKSHOPS (Parent Summit)
Keeping It Real: Effective Communication Between Parents and Teens
During the adolescent phase, families experience greater tension from ineffective and poor communications because of the natural behavioral, emotional, physiological, psychological, and social changes that occur with teen development. Teens that experience continued ineffective communications with parents often turn to destructive and less reliable means for coping.
This interactive workshop session promotes mutual understanding of each others roles and responsibilities and helps parents and teens discover together more effective means for communicating. The highly skilled and demonstrative facilitators will use audiovisuals to offer participants more effective means for communicating, as parents and teens safely assess their communication patterns through fun activities. Parents will be better equipped to effectively communicate expectations and safety concerns that result in greater teen compliance and overall well-being through this developmental period.
Incidents of bullying have reached almost epidemic proportions and, in some cases, have ended in tragedy. This workshop will provide resources for parents who desire to learn more about bullying and cyber-bullying. It will dealing with ways to minimize bullying to students and how they can stay safe on-line.
Join the party! Close out the conference with a one of a kind dance class designed to have fun, burn calories, and get the energy pumping round your body for young and not too young! Presenter:
City of Norfolk