Community Organizations Collaborate to Boost Black & Latino Girls in Syracuse Good Life and TEAM ROCK Empower Young Girls to Change Statistics
SYRACUSE, NY March 30, 2014 — Syracuse’s Black and Latino girls consistently under perform in school and lack confidence, contributing to low graduation rates and high unemployment. Today Sunday, March 30th from 9am -5pm, over 100 girls from the age of 5-18 have pre-registered to come together to be motivated and empowered to change just that and to make change in the community at the “I Love Me” All Girl Youth Conference.
The conference will take place at the Hillside Work Scholarship site located at 101 East Ave. Syracuse NY. Girls ages 5-18 will be broken up into 4 age demographic groups to address various issues affecting them such as self-esteem, college prep, etiquette, bullying and a male panel aimed at educating young girls of the challenges presented by men trying to take advantage of them sexually and relationship wise.
The event is brought by Good Life Philanthropic Youth Foundation and T.E.A.M. R.O.C.K. and is sponsored by Wegmans. “We have put together a team of phenomenal speakers and presenters to help empower these girls to be the agents for change in Syracuse,” says Hasan Stephens, Executive Director of the Good Life Youth Foundation. “The common notion is that in order to that, you have to use women. We are breaking that norm.” The girls conference will feature an opening address from award winning, internationally renowned producer, choreographer and motivational speaker Sean McLeod. The day will be closed by 2 time author and empowering motivational speaker Nasha Barnes. Registration for the girls has been capped at 100, but the event is open to parents, as well as SCSD administrators and educational partners. To RSVP, call 315-281-9690.
About Good Life Philanthropic Youth Foundation
Good Life Philanthropic Youth Foundation mission is to cultivate a movement of entrepreneurial thinking among at-risk kids, by combining life coaching, personal finance skills and entrepreneurial training with venture funding. By harnessing the power of youth culture to build a larger youth-driven movement, we will interrupt the cycle of poverty and incarceration in the lives of the youth that we touch! Founded in 2009, the organization focuses on improving high school graduation rates, reducing recidivism and incarceration of youth in Syracuse, NY.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.agoodlifefound.org