Girl Power Day is acknowledged across the country with varying dates. In Palm Beach County, GirlFuture and a coalition of 13 other local organizations will present the 3rd Girl Power Day in celebration of the International Day of the Girl on Sunday, October 13, 2013. Girl Power Day is for girls in grades 4 – 12 and the adults who care and have an interest in their well being
For the first time, the School District of Palm Beach County has joined the Girl Power Day coalition. According to Julie Simons, founder and president of GirlFuture, “This partnership makes a huge difference in Girl Power Day by allowing us to reach even more girls and families. Working with the school district is a giant step towards making a real difference to the quality of life for girls in Palm Beach County.”
Girl Power Day will be held from 12:30 – 5:00 pm at Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches, 3151 N. Military Trail, and West Palm Beach. Girl Power Day will give girls the opportunity to explore the issues that matter to them through interactive workshops on topics such as healthy relationships, parent-daughter communication, bullying, body image, self-esteem, leadership, decision making, financial and media literacy, social activism, and more. The attached list contains articles from the GirlFuture website on the issue of Bullying.
All participants must register for the event. Registration is available online at www.tinyurl.com/GirlPowerDay and costs $10/person or $25/family. Scholarships are available. Registration includes admission to keynote speech, interactive workshop sessions, closing activity, refreshments, and gift.
REF: SDPBC (Press Release) Public Affairs Office) Sept. 2013