Girls Empowerment Conference Schedule
8:15 am – 9:00 am Check-In, Continental Breakfast, Networking
9:00 am – 9:30 am Welcome – MC, Opening Ceremony
9:30 am – 10:10 am Panel Discussion- Women in Non-Traditional Spaces
10:20 am – 10:55 am Session 1
11:05 am – 11:40 am Session 2
11:50 am – 12:50 pm Lunch, Resource Fair & Dance Party
1:00 pm – 1:35 pm Session 3
1:45 pm – 2:20 pm Keynote Speaker
2:25 pm – 2:35 pm “We Rise” Performance – Pete Knight High School
2:40 pm – 3:00 pm Group Photo and Closing
Career and College Planning
This session will talk to students about how to prepare for college or career. They will introduce the different options available after you graduate high school. They will also talk about the differences between a community college, university and a trade school.
Students will learn the basics of financial literacy. Budgeting, bank accounts, savings, credit cards and credit scores.
Crushing Your Goals & Using Stress as Your Secret Weapon
Want to crush your goals and thrive in every area of your life? Get ready for a fun and insightful workshop with Coach Deanna. You will learn practical and actionable strategies to defeat stress, thrive under pressure & implement winning habits to achieve your goals.
Let’s Talk About It
Teens talking to Teens – This students-led session will talk about what to do if you see a friend going through something. It will educate the students on resources and tools that are out there specifically for them and how to break the silence and communicate with you loved ones about mental health concerns. Co-presented by Teenline & Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Building Self-Esteem through Hip Hop
During this session, students will learn a hip-hop routine and build their self-confidence. The presenters will also talk with the girls on positive body image and building each other up.
Stand Up Against Bullying/Cyberbullying
The students will learn practical techniques and skills to stand up against bullies and what to do if you are being bullied.
College Tour & Vendor Fair (Mandatory Session)
All participants will participate in a tour of East LA College in 1 of the 3 sessions throughout the day. The tour will be lead by Student Ambassadors of East LA College. The participants will get to see the different amenities of the facility and a sneak peak of how it feels to roam the campus. The 2nd half of the session will visit the vendor Fair and network to find out about all of the programs and opportunities that are offered to teen girls.
Using your Voice – Civic Engagement
This teen-led non-profit group will instruct a workshop for students who want to learn how to be an active citizen in the community. They will learn a combination of skills, values and motivation to speak up and get results for important topics involving your community to make that difference. They will also talk to students on how to be involved in promoting the quality of life in a community, through bother political and non-political processes.