Program Bulletin March 2016

WOMEN’s HISTORY MONTH WORKSHOP

WHEN: March 19 from 10am to 12pm
WHERE: Jose Cisneros Library (1300 Hawkins)
Girls and moms are invited to celebrate Women’s History Month with activities promoting girl power, confidence and self-expression. The event features a celebration of women in history as well as hands-on art, short films and poetry activities. REGISTER: Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, call 219.8554, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or visithttp://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration

CHICA POWER FEST

WHAT: Chica Power Fest is a girl empowerment conference featuring inspirational speakers, interactive workshops and a teen resource fair on the topics of girl power, confidence, body image and leadership.
WHO: The event is hosted by Latinitas, UTEP Center for Civic Engagement & Women in Business Association and is open to girls 9 to 18.
WHERE: UTEP
WHEN: Saturday, April 16 (9:30AM-3:30PM)
WHY: The focus of the event is to encourage girls to build confidence, discover their voice, express themselves, promote healthy lifestyles and make wise decisions. Inspiring guest speakers will help girls learn about issues girls face and discover real solutions on how to overcome these challenges. The event will feature informative and inspirational workshops, guest speakers, panelists and multimedia presentations led by local female leaders on topics such as body image, confidence, peer pressure, media literacy, leadership, healthy relationships, cultural identity and bullying.Pre-teen and teen girls will discuss the challenges facing girls today and explore positive ways to deal with stress through hands-on creative expression activities revolving around poetry, acting, photography, art and song. Girls will also enjoy dance performances, a fashion show and music entertainment. The cost is $10. A limited number of scholarships are available and group discounts may apply.

To register, contact us at 915.219.8554, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or visit http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration

GO MUJERES SCHOLARSHIP

In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, we kicked off our giving campaign to raise scholarship funds to support college scholarships for young Latinas. As the nation’s largest minority and fastest growing youth population, it is vital for us to help these young women reach their full potential. Make an investment in our future and support Latinitas scholarship fund to assist Latina college students in reaching their higher education goals. Thanks to the Hispanics in Philanthropy program, matching funds are available to double donations made during Women’s History Month.
INVEST IN FUTURE LATINA LEADERS.

YOUTH EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD – APPLY NOW   
LatinitasMagazine.com is recruiting teen writers ages 14-18 who would like to write articles for our magazine. As a member, you can develop your writing skills, write about topics YOU are passionate about and get published! To join, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or fill out our online application at:

TEEN LEADER VOLUNTEERS WANTED
Teen girls are invited to discover their leadership talents and make a difference in volunteering as peer mentors. Join our team focused on leadership, community service and sisterhood. Attend our training to become prepared as a peer leader. Teen Leaders will serve as a youth advisory board, help with recruitment and promotion, aid with workshop planning, assist our workshop presenters, serve as mentors for girls, guide small team activities and lead icebreakers and teambuilders.  To sign up to volunteer, complete our online application at: http://laslatinitas.com/volunteer/volunteerapplication

LOCAL GROUP HOSTS LADIES NIGHT OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Tiara Tuesday at Basico Bistro (6006 N. Mesa) Benefits Latinitas’ Girl Empowerment Programs
What: Latinitas will host its Tiara Tuesday fundraiser at the Basico Bistro on March 15. All women from El Paso are invited to join us for a ladies night out for a good cause. Admission is $12 and includes a martini and a manicure by students from Tri-State Cosmetology Institute.
Who: The event is co-hosted by the Basico Bistro, Tri-State Cosmetology Institute and the Alliance for Latinitas, a volunteer group of young professional women dedicated to promoting Latinitas’ mission of empowering local girls through volunteerism, fundraising, marketing and philanthropy.
When: Tuesday March 15, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Where: 6006 N. Mesa
Why: The Alliance for Latinitas in partnership with Basico Bistro and Tri-State Cosmetology are organizing the Tiara Tuesday FUNdraiser to benefit and sustain Latinitas’ various enrichment programs and workshops aimed at empowering young girls in the El Paso community.
About Tri-State Cosmetology Institute
Tri-State Cosmetology Institute takes pride in contributing to bright futures in the El Paso beauty industry. We have been locally owned and operated since 1931. Our commitment to our students can be seen in the careful attention and instruction we provide in the curriculum of choice; be it as a manicurist, operator (cosmetologist), facial specialist or instructor. To learn more about our programs, call 915.533.8274 or visit www.tristatecosmetology.com

Staff Spotlight: Jasmine Villa, Editor Behind the Scenes

Meet our amazing Editor who helps amplify the voices of young Latinas by serving as a role model, mentor and writing coach for our Latinitas. 

Q: How long have you been working with Latinitas and what motivated you to apply at this particular organization?

A: I’ve been working with Latinitas for 4 years. My academic interests in intercultural rhetoric, community involvement, literacy, and educational discourse led to volunteering and joining the Latinitas team in 2012. I love the organization, and I am simply in awe and always inspired by the work ethic, dedication, and passion the Latinitas staff have for the community. While I had professional and academic interests in mind, I was motivated to apply to Latinitas because of the environment. Everyone is supportive, and they really do treat you like familia.

Q: What are some of your job responsibilities?

A: I work collaboratively with the staff and interns in order to empower the awesome chicas in our writing programs. I assist with the workflow of the magazine, similar to the Editor-in-Chief/Managing Editor duties, like assigning and editing content for Latinitas Magazine, creating a publishing calendar, and I oversee and guide most of the writers for Latinitas Magazine. In addition, I promote the Youth Editorial Advisory Board (YEAB), help with recruitment and marketing for YEAB, and create content for the YEAB. Occasionally, I will assist with the creation and editing of content for the El Paso office and I assist with social media when I can. In addition, I moderate MyLatinitas.com and provide feedback to written pieces when needed. We are a small organization, but I’m always eager to help wherever and whenever they need me.

Q: Describe your educational and career background prior to working with Latinitas?

A: I worked customer service jobs and as a Properties Designer/Manager prior to working with Latinitas. My career shifted when I began graduate school in 2012.

After concurrently completing a BA in English and American Literature with a minor in Professional Writing and Rhetoric and a BA in Chicano Studies in 2011, I wanted to explore opportunities that would supplement an alt-ac career during graduate school. From 2012 – 2014, I worked with Latinitas while pursuing a MA in Rhetoric and Writing Studies and while working as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Texas at El Paso. My educational background and interest in community engagement intersect, which has led me to pursue a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition. I work as an Assistant Instructor, and I am an advocate of community engagement within my classroom.

Q: Describe a moment or challenge that you believe has prepared you for your current career as an Editor.

A: When you’re juggling being a full-time graduate student, teaching 1-2 classes by yourself, and working part-time, it can be overwhelming. The workload eventually takes its toll, which can affect your emotional and physical state. Juggling multiple roles and tasks has taught me the value of self-care and time management and organizational skills.

Q: What is your advice to young Latinas who aspire to be editors?

A: As an editor, you need compassion and empathy for the struggles writers face. Everyone has different writing styles, skills, and ideas, and, as an editor, you need to be aware of them and find ways for writers to enhance a strength they didn’t know they had.

Don’t compare yourself and self-worth to other writers. There’s always going to be someone whose writing and skills are better than yours. There’s only one you, and what YOU have to say: your ideas, writing, etc. are more valuable than you think. What YOU have to say/think IS important. Don’t be afraid to share that voice. Our community needs it.

Q: What do you like to do on your free time?

A: I have a hectic schedule due to being a full-time PhD student (2nd year), Assistant Instructor at the University of Texas at El Paso, and working with Latinitas, so I try to spend my free time doing things that are not associated with school and/or work related. I need a day where I’m not glued to my laptop, book, or scholarly articles. If you want to be technical, I travel frequently, catch up on movies and tv shows (current favorites are Jane the Virgin and Game of Thrones), and spend time with loved ones (family and friends).

College Chica El Paso

COLLEGE CHICA PREPARES GIRLS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

 

WHAT:  College Chica is a full-day conference centered around college attainment. The event will feature college prep workshops, a college student panel and keynote speakers presenting on the value of academic pursuit.

WHO: Girls ages 10-18 are invited to attend Latinitas’ College Chica conference. The event is co-hosed by Latinitas, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering young Latinas, and the UTEP Center for Civic Engagement.

WHEN: February 13 from 10am-2pm

WHERE: UTEP Miner Village

WHY: Young Latinas are suffering the highest rates of school drop out of all their female peers and College Chica is a direct effort to curb those statistics by demystifying the college experience. Girls are invited to discover the importance of college and get an insider’s view of college life. Girls will have an opportunity to tour the UTEP campus, meet college student mentors, attend workshops on the importance of education and participate in activities to start preparing for college. Sessions on video production, photography and blogging will feature investigative activities on why college is important, what it is like and how to afford it.

CONTACT: For more information, contact Latinitas 915.219.8554, or latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com.

EP Program Bulletin January 2016

START THE NEW YEAR WITH HEALTHY CHICA
Healthy Chica Conference
January 30 from 10am-3pm 
El Paso First Health Plans – 1145 Westmoreland
Healthy Chica is a workshop centered around health and wellness featuring fitness activities, yoga, dance demonstrations, wellness workshops and a health professional panel. The event is co-hosted by Latinitas and the El Paso First Health Plans. Girls ages 9-18 are invited to join us for a day of girl power featuring inspirational guest speakers and hands-on workshops promoting health, wellness and confidence. Girls will have an opportunity to participate in a yoga workshop, a session on healthy eating and a dance lesson. Join us for creative expression activities that will help girls de-stress, relax and rejuvenate. To register, contact us at 915.219.8554, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or visit http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration

FREE COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM FOR TEENS  Latinas in Progress Orientation
January 23 from 10am-2pm 
Main Public Library (501 N.Oregon) Maud Sullivan Room
Local teens are invited to get ready for college with a FREE college prep program. The Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas and Latinitas are teaming up to offer the Latinas in Progress college readiness program for high school girls. Teens are invited to get tips on improving their college applications and will get one-on-one assistance with reviewing and editing their essays and applications. The program includes five sessions on college preparation, writing, financial aid, career exploration, leadership and campus tours from January 23-May 2016. Girls who complete the program are eligible to apply for the HWNT college scholarship. For more information, email hwntelpaso@gmail.com or visit http://hwntelpaso.blogspot.com/2015/09/attention-high-school-juniors-seniors.html

YOUTH EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD – APPLY NOW  
LatinitasMagazine.com is recruiting teen writers ages 14-18 who would like to write articles for our magazine. As a member, you can develop your writing skills, write about topics YOU are passionate about and get published! To join, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or fill out our online application at:

TEEN LEADER VOLUNTEERS WANTED
Teen girls are invited to discover their leadership talents and make a difference in volunteering as peer mentors. Join our team focused on leadership, community service and sisterhood. Attend our training to become prepared as a peer leader. Teen Leaders will serve as a youth advisory board, help with recruitment and promotion, aid with workshop planning, assist our workshop presenters, serve as mentors for girls, guide small team activities and lead icebreakers and teambuilders.  To sign up to volunteer, complete our online application at: http://laslatinitas.com/volunteer/volunteerapplication

Healthy Chica

Latinitas Uses Media & Tech to Debunk Confusing Health Messages 

El Paso, TX- Media has such power and influence, directing mixed messages at teen girls about diet, esteem, body image, happiness, achievement and much more.  Latinitas’ Healthy Chica Conference, January 30 from 10am-3pm at El Paso First, 1145 Westmoreland for any girl ages 9-18 puts the message-making in girls’ hands and is an opportunity to re-script confusing perspectives about what is and isn’t healthy.  Conference attendees will use video, photography, blogging and other digital media methods to explore nutrition, exercise and mental wellness.

Latinitas is partnering with the El Paso First Health Plans to host a full day of health & wellness. Girls will learn about health, wellness, self-esteem, nutrition, fitness and making healthy choices. Girls will also complete an exercise circuit sampling zumba, dance, and yoga. Attendees will be given the opportunity to create original content to implement a health public awareness campaign.   Girls and teens at Latinitas’ Healthy Chica Conference will also be visited by nutritionists, doctors,  health experts and social workers who will share their career experiences during lunch.  Join us for a full day of creating media and empowering the Latina youth.

The Latinitas mission is to empower young Latinas through media and technology. Latinitas was founded as a non-profit in 2002. Latinitas host media enrichment programs to help girls learn how to build confidence and discover their voice. It also publishes the first and only magazine made for and by young Latinas. (www.latinitasmagazine.org)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services statistics report 73 percent of Mexican American women are overweight or obese, ten percent more than the general population. More than half of Mexican American women do not report any leisure exercise and are consequently at greater risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer.  As the U.S.’s largest Latina population, statistics paint a dire picture about the fate of Latina female health, overall.   And, these numbers are only addressing physical health. One out of 7 young Latinas attempt suicide, a majority afraid to get help due to dated and cultural stigmas about depression. In many ways, Latina girls’ and teens’ health and wellness is in crisis.

“Girls face unhealthy and contradictory media messages about unhealthy body image ideas as well as advertising for unhealthy food and lifestyles,” said Alicia Rascon, Latinitas founder and CEO. “We want to encourage girls to make healthy choices by learning about what good nutrition is, how to have a positive body image, ways to stay active and to avoid unhealthy substances.”

Girls and teens can register at www.laslatinitas.com, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or by calling 915.219.8554.

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Volunteer Bulletin EP January 2016

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

HEALTHY CHICA – MENTORS NEEDED
Saturday, January 30
9am-4:00pm 
El Paso First – 1145 Westmoreland
The Latinitas team is gearing up for our Healthy Chica Conference this Saturday, January 30. This event will help encourage girls to make healthy choices with sessions on staying active, having a positive body image, eating healthy and avoiding negative peer pressure. We are still recruiting a few more volunteers to help throughout the day with set-up, registration, ushering girls, serving lunch, aiding girls with their business plan team project, assisting our guest speakers, mentoring participants and helping with break-down. There are opportunities to volunteer from 9am-1pm and 1-4:00pm. For more information, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

TEEN PEER MENTORS
Volunteer Opportunities Available from January- May
Training – January 23 from 10am-2pm 
Main Public Library (501 N. Oregon)
The Latinitas team is recruiting high schoolers to serve as mentors for middle schoolers and assist with our chica power academy. Volunteers will guide small team activities, aid girls with self-expression projects, mentor younger girls, assist our presenters, lead icebreakers, help with set-up and break-down. Volunteers are asked to commit to volunteering one Saturday a month. Volunteers will meet dynamic women leaders, connect with other emerging youth leaders and have an impact on a younger generation.
To volunteer, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

ALLIANCE FOR LATINITAS
Meeting Wednesday, February 10
at 6:00pm
Corner Bakery (1144 N. Yarbrough)
We are recruiting volunteers to serve on Alliance for Latinitas community advisory board. This groups helps support Latinitas’ mission of empowering young Latinas through marketing, event planning, logistics and fundraising. Join us to learn how you can take on a leadership role and help empower local girls. To volunteer, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

CHICA POWER CONFERENCE PLANNING TEAM
Help inspire the next generation of Latina leaders. We are recruiting volunteers to serve on our conference planning team. Our planning team volunteers assist with helping organize our College Chica UTEP Field Trip on February 13 and our Chica Power Fest in April. Committee members help with the following:
-helping coordinate the schedule & agenda
-recruiting college & career panelists
-recruiting professionals/organizations to host information booths
-recruiting volunteers to present :30minute hands-on workshops
-obtaining snack and food donations
-gathering donations of door prizes & goody bag items
-helping gather sponsorships to help sponsor a girl
-helping with recruitment and promotion
-coordinating event logistics.
To volunteer, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

Cassie Intern

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We are currently recruiting interns in the following areas – Marketing & Public Relations, Graphic Design, Web Design, Photography, Video Production, Editorial, Youth Outreach, Translation and Event Planning. Interns will make a difference in the lives of local girls while gaining valuable hands-on experience, developing their portfolio and building their resume. If you are interested, please email your resume to latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call us at 915.219.8554

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION
Meeting Wednesday, January 27 & February 17
at 5:30pm
10921 Pellicano #120
Would you like to learn more about how you can get involved with Latinitas and our latest volunteer projects? Do you know someone you would like to refer as a volunteer? Join us at our upcoming volunteer orientation and information sessions. To volunteer, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

BE YOUNIQUE – SELF-ESTEEM WORKSHOP

Presenters Wanted
We are partnering with area youth groups, women’s shelters and nonprofits to a series of girl empowerment workshops to encourage girls to build confidence, foster a positive body image, learn about media literacy, discover ways to express themselves and embrace their inner and outer beauty. The workshop features hands-on workshops on self-esteem, confidence, media literacy, body image, wellness, fashion and beauty. To combat photoshopping trends in teen magazines and to promote a healthy body image among local girls, Latinitas will lead self-expression activities on self-esteem. Girls will learn the tricks of the media trade to view media messages critically. We are recruiting volunteers who are willing to go through a training and lead a workshop. We provide a training kit and activity outline and help arrange presentation locations and dates. To volunteer, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

EP Newsletter December 2015

#GIVING TUESDAY – INVEST IN A GIRL

This year, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 — Latinitas is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving online. We have a day for giving thanks and two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to celebrating generosity and giving.

During this season of giving, we ask you to consider making a tax-deductible donation to help empower local girls through Latinitas. On #GivingTuesday, we are hosting a giving campaign to rally women to help ensure the future success of young Latinas. Make an investment in the next generation of Latina leaders. Your monthly donation of $10 can make a significant difference in helping empower Latinitas to build confidence, discover their voice and become leaders.
HOW DOES YOUR $100 DONATION MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
$10 a month for 10 months helps cover a girl in our summer camp for a week, a girl in our after school program for a semester, 5 girls on a college campus tour, 10 girls in our multimedia workshop or 10 girls in our girl empowerment conferences. You can also contribute towards a $500 university scholarship for a college leader

UPCOMING EVENT – TECH CHICA WORKSHOP
December 5, 2015 ( 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) 
EPCC Administrative Building, 9050 Viscount
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Girls are given the opportunity to explore career opportunities in media and technology at the tech chica workshop. Latinitas is partnering with EPCC to host a behind-the-scenes tour of the EPCC TV station and technology department. This event is open to all  girls between the ages of 9 and 18. Girls will meet professionals in the media  and technology fields. Attendees will also be given the opportunity to create original content to implement a social media campaign of a topic of their choosing. Snacks are provided.  To rsvp, register online at: http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration 

 AIM HIGH CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
On November 7th, the Latinitas team was excited to collaborate with the American Association of University Women to host the fourth annual Aim High STEM Conference for girls. Girls had an opportunity to meet local STEM professionals and college leaders through a career fair and college and career panel. Girls also participated in hands-on STEM workshops to design a video game, build engineering structures and work in teams on science experiments.
Here are some of their comments about what our participants learned:
Believe in your dreams.
I want to be a pharmacist.
Yes. Get good grades, scholarships.
I want to be an engineer.
You have to have a self-esteem to be successful in life.
I enjoyed interacting with the UTEP leadership skills team.
I learned about  team work.
Be positive and believing in yourself.
Scholarships can help you go to college. 
Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers!!!!


DONOR SPOTLIGHT:
Special thanks to Jullin Egbuji for being a Business Chica guest speaker and sharing her inspirational story of starting a new doll line. My Muse Dolls helped sponsor our Business Venture Challenge at the Business Chica Conference. My Muse is a socially-minded children’s company that designs, manufactures, and distributes customizable 18-inch multicultural dolls. Their co-founder Jullin Egbuji was able to attend the conference to inspire our participants with her story of seeing a need in the marketplace for a line of diverse dolls that more girls could relate to. She got together with a group of female business leaders to fill this need with a new line of inspiring custom-made dolls. Thanks to sponsors like My Muse Dolls, our first place team was able to win tablets and we had numerous door prizes for our creative business chicas!

AIM HIGH VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT
Latinitas would like to thank our Aim High volunteers. Thanks to a dedicated team of local STEM professionals and college leaders for inspiring girls to aim high through STEM career exploration.
 
Career Fair Volunteers: 
UTEP Biology Club, Society of Women Engineers, UTEP Leadership Communications Class, Medical Professionals Organization, Texas Tech Surgeon Association,  Alpha Epsilon Delta,ACM-W Student Chapter, Mexican American Engineering Society, Latinos in Science and Engineering, Raytheon, Vantage College, AAUW, U.S. Army.


Panelists & Speakers: 
Anna Mattersdorff, Tina Williams, American Association of University Women, Monica Cortez,  
Margie Vela,

Genevie Matteo, Carla Beas, Fernanda Lugo,  Haili Bekes, Clarissa Brito, Young Women in Computing.

BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Christian Alexis Salas: “I love the opportunity to impart some of my learning experiences with young girls to help them in their future.  Youth need mentors and role models. I enjoy mentoring teens because there is still so much they haven’t discovered about their gifts and talents.  I know I could learn from their childlike imagination! It’s fun to see them discover and develop their abilities. I want to encourage young leaders. Girls that love what they do, know how to do it and are willing to show others.”

INTERN SPOTLIGHT
Special thanks to Itzel Barraza for her dedication as a communications intern. She has aided our team in writing articles, promoting our events, taking photos, translating materials, helping with event planning and serving as a 
mentor for our members.    
Itzel Barraza – Communications Intern
UTEP Graduate, Anthropology Major
“Latinitas is an organization that helps Latina women in my community, which is really a career goal for me. I am a Latina that grew up here in the border area and I believe I can help young girls and be a mentor to them on issues or situations that I probably experienced growing up. The Latino culture is also something I value a lot and would love to work towards helping those with this background here in the United States.I want to get involved in projects and issues that affect my community and even the world, and work to change some of the issues we face now. As an anthropologist, I like to interact with the community, discuss issues, work as a team towards fixing those issues and really, contribute to building a better world. As an anthropologist I also value culture and would love to make a career out of supporting and preserving cultures that many times are lost when one comes to the United States. I love my culture and am very passionate about it, so having a career where a strong sense of the Latino culture is present, is highly important to me. I want to help those that may be in similar situation I was when I was younger, such as adapting to a new and different country.”

El Paso Program Bulletin December 2015

TECH CHICA WORKSHOP

December 5, 2015 ( 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

EPCC Administrative Building, 9050 Viscount
Girls are given the opportunity to explore career opportunities in media and technology at the tech chica workshop. Latinitas is partnering with EPCC to host a behind-the-scenes tour of the EPCC TV station and technology department. This event is open to all girls between the ages of 9 and 18. Girls will meet professionals in the media and technology fields. Attendees will also be given the opportunity to create original content to implement a social media campaign of a topic of their choosing. Snacks are provided.  To rsvp, register online at: http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration

START THE NEW YEAR WITH HEALTHY CHICAHealthy Chica Conference
January 30 from 10am-3pm 
El Paso First Health Plans – 1145 Westmoreland
Healthy Chica is a workshop centered around health and wellness featuring fitness activities, yoga, dance demonstrations, wellness workshops and a health professional panel. The event is co-hosted by Latinitas and the El Paso First Health Plans. Girls ages 9-18 are invited to join us for a day of girl power featuring inspirational guest speakers and hands-on workshops promoting health, wellness and confidence. Girls will have an opportunity to participate in a yoga workshop, a session on healthy eating and a dance lesson. Join us for creative expression activities that will help girls de-stress, relax and rejuvenate.

EPCC Technology Workshop

TECH CHICA WORKSHOP: (12/5 – El Paso, TX)
Women Leaders Motivate Girls to Discover Their Voice in Media & Tech

WHEN: December 5, 2015 ( 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

WHERE: EPCC Administrative Building, 9050 Viscount

WHAT: Girls are given the opportunity to explore career opportunities in media and technology mentored by professionals and college leaders in media and tech world.

WHO: Latinitas is partnering with the EPCC technology department to host a behind-the-scenes tour of the EPCC TV station and technology department. This event is open to all girls between the ages of 9 and 18.

WHY: Attendees will be given the opportunity to create original content to implement a social media campaign of a topic of their choosing.  There will also be an exciting lunch time panel with professional women in various media and tech industries. Join us for a full day of creating media and empowering the Latina youth.  The Latinitas mission is to empower young Latinas through media and technology. Latinitas was founded as a non-profit in 2002. We publish Latinitas Magazine and host media enrichment programs to help girls learn how to build confidence and discover their voice.

REGISTER: Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, call 219.8554, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or visit http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration