Business Chica Conference Motivates Future Business Leaders

Business Chica Conference Encourages Girls to Reach Their Business Dreams

WHO: The Business Chica workshop is presented by Latinitas, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering local girls, in partnership with Southwest University. The workshop is open to girls ages 10-17.

WHAT: The Business Chica workshop is focused on encouraging local girls to discover their entrepreneurial spirit, to learn about careers in the business sector and to prepare as the leaders of the 21st Century.

WHERE: Southwest University Auditorium

WHEN: September 26 from 10am-3:30pm

WHY: Girls will connect with female business leaders as they develop business skills, receive financial literacy training, learn about entrepreneurship and foster work-readiness skills. Girls will be able to work in teams to develop their own entrepreneur venture ideas, create a business plan and design their own marketing campaign. By meeting inspirational professional mentors, girls will be inspired to dream big and reach their full potential. Local girls are invited to explore their future careers and meet inspirational female leaders. The Business Chica Conference is created especially for pre-teen and teen girls. It will feature girl-friendly, unique hands-on workshops, motivational speeches, interactive activities, exhibits and inspiring career presentations. At the conference, girls will get a chance to meet role models in different fields and learn more about careers in those fields.

Tickets are available at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-chica-conference-tickets-18156374204 

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Program Bulletin July 2015

MULTIMEDIA ARTS SUMMER CAMP 
This Summer, local girls have an opportunity to get a taste of what their life could be like as a movie star, a news anchor, a photographer, a radio dj, a magazine writer, a fashion designer, a model, a poet, a graphic designer and more in Latinitas multimedia art camps. Latinitas is hosting multimedia arts summer camps throughout the month of July. Our camps are focused on encouraging girls to build confidence and express themselves creatively through photography, filmmaking, dance, fashion, acting, creative writing and visual arts. Girls will have a chance to create their own photo essays, girl’s magazine, clay ceramics, paintings, drawings, fashion designs and jewelry. The program will include sessions on creating original media projects like newscasts, video documentaries, blogs, audio podcasts, and photography documentaries.

July 6- August 7  
Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm
7000 Edgemere
For Girls 9-14  
  • Fashionista Camp – July 6-10
  • Hollywood Camp – July 13-17
  • Multimedia Arts Camp – July 20-24
  • Be YOUnique Camp – July 27-31
  • Tech Chica Camp – August 3-7
Discounts are available for military, siblings and girls registering for multiple weeks. A limited number of partial scholarships are available on a need basis. To reserve a spot, contact us at 915.219.8554, latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or visit: http://www.eventbrite.com
TEEN SUMMER CAMP INTERNS
July 7-August 6 at 7000 Edgemere
For High School Girls

Latinitas is accepting applications for high school girls interested in serving as summer camp interns. Summer camp interns develop their leadership, communication, multimedia and teamwork skills as they act as mentors for younger girls and serve as camp assistant leaders. Volunteers will guide small team activities, aid girls with self-expression projects, mentor younger girls, assist our presenters, help with set-up and break-down. Summer Camp Interns will meet dynamic women leaders, connect with other emerging youth leaders and have an impact on a younger generation. Summer Camp Interns will gain community service hours and the experience will look great on your resume and college application. Summer camp interns are asked to dedicate 80 hours during the course of six weeks (4 weeks of half day camps or 2 weeks of full day camps).

To apply for an internship, please complete this application:
http://laslatinitas.com/volunteer/internships
For more information, contact us at latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or 219.8554.

Girls Become Media Producers at Camp

Local Girls Produce Their Own Media This Summer
Who: Girls ages 9-13 are invited to develop their media skills in this camp hosted by Latinitas and led by local media makers.
What: The Latinitas Media Divas Summer Camp is a series of week-long camps where girls learn how to create their own multimedia arts projects through  photography, writing, art, design, radio production and film-making.
Where: 7000 Edgemere, El Paso, TX
When:  July 7 –August 7, Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm
  • Fashionista Camp – July 6-10
  • Hollywood Camp – July 13-17
  • Multimedia Arts Camp – July 20-24
  • Be YOUnique Camp – July 27-31
  • Tech Chica Camp – August 3-7
Why: This summer, girls in grades 4-8th are invited to find their creative expression outlet by producing original media arts projects in the Latinitas Media Divas Summer Camp.  The camp features hands-on workshops led by local multimedia makers as well as tours of local TV and radio stations. Campers will create daily creative expression projects such as an art mural, poetry, photo essays and short films. Girls will explore careers in media, take field to media stations, connect with professional media mentors and create their own original media projects.  The camp is aimed at encouraging girls to build confidence, discover their voice and learn how the can get their voice heard and make an impact through media.

How: To register, call 915.219.8554, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or visit www.LasLatinitas.com/ElPaso  Participants can register for the full day or half day. Military and sibling discounts are available. A limited number of scholarships are available.

Latinitas May News

BUTTERFLY EFFECT MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION

May 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 11670 Chito Samaniego

Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect Mother’s Day Celebration will be held on May 9.  We are thrilled to have Felipa Solis as our keynote speaker. Live entertainment will feature guitarist Jazmin Vasquez, poet Viva Flores, and singer Stephanie Frias as well as ballet folkloric dancers. The event features lunch, spa day booths, live music,  dance performances, a fashion show, inspirational guest speakers, shopping, tea party games for girls and a silent auction. Moms will feel pampered when they get makeovers with Avon and Mary Kay consultants as well as getting their nails done with Jamberry consultants. The funds generated from the event support our scholarship campaign. Sponsorship and booth opportunities are available. We gladly accept donations of silent auction items and door prizes. With every gift, we ensure more girls in El Paso are connected with valuable programs and mentors that motivate, educate and inspire them. For more information, call 219.8554 or latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com.
 

VOLUNTEER MODEL INFORMATION SESSION
May 2 from 12-1:30pm
Ysleta Public Library
(9321 Alameda Ave.)

Would you like to become a model? Find out how you can be a fashion show model. LatinitasMagazine.com is hosting a casting call on May 2 from 12-1:30pm at the Ysleta Public Library (9321). We are seeking female models ages 9 to 22 to be featured in a charity fashion show. Join us to get runway and modeling tips and meet professional models. Models must be available for fitting, rehearsal and fashion show on May 9 from 10-2pm. For more information, contact us at 219.8554 or latinitasep@gmail.com

HWNT SCHOLARSHIP – WRITING CONTEST – DUE MAY 1
The Latinitas team is partnering with the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas to offer a college scholarship essay contest for local female high school students. Latinitas is dedicated to encouraging young Latinas to achieve in academic realms and we are thrilled to collaborate with HWNT to offer scholarship opportunities. To apply, visit
http://laslatinitas.com/elpaso-news/hwnt-scholarship
WISE LATINA SCHOLARSHIP – WRITING CONTEST – DUE MAY 30
Latinitas are also invited to apply for the Wise Latina International scholarship. Applications are open to Latina high school graduating high school seniors.  Wise Latina International’s mission is to educate and empower Latinas and women of all walks of
life to overcome barriers, to be self reliant, to become leaders and to act as agents of change in our communities through arts and entertainment. Applications are available at: http://wiselatinainternational.org/wise-latina-international-scholarship

SUMMER MULTIMEDIA ARTS CAMPS
July 6- August 7 from 9am-5pm
7000 Edgemere
This Summer, local girls have an opportunity to get a taste of what their life could be like as a movie star, a news anchor, a photographer, a radio dj, a magazine writer, a fashion designer, a model, a poet, a graphic designer and more in Latinitas multimedia art camps. Latinitas is hosting multimedia arts summer camps throughout the month of July. Our camps are focused on encouraging girls to build confidence and express themselves creatively through photography, filmmaking, dance, fashion, acting, creative writing and visual arts. Girls will have a chance to create their own photo essays, clay ceramics, paintings, drawings, fashion designs and jewelry. The program will include sessions on creating original media projects like newscasts, video documentaries, blogs, audio podcasts, and photography documentaries. This camp is open to girls ages 9 to 14. To reserve a spot, contact us at 915.219.8554, latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/latinitas-multimedia-arts-summer-camp-tickets-15896719516

WISE LATINA INTERNATIONAL
SUMMIT YOUTH TRACK
June 12 from 11am-4pm
El Paso Main Public Library
Wise Latina International and Latinitas are teaming up to host a Youth Track for middle and high school girls as part of the upcoming Wise Latina Summit. To inspire the next generation of Wise Latina leaders, girls will hear inspirational presentations from women leaders, view informative documentaries on issues facing youth, participate in service projects, get helpful advice for their future success and engage in hands-on workshops focused on self-expression through photography, film, creative writing and art. For more information, call 915.219.8554 or email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com.

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: 

WOMEN IN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
We would like to send a big THANK YOU to the Women in Business Association. This group of young female business professionals helped co-host the Chica Power Fest on April 18 at UTEP. WBA members led college prep and leadership workshops. They are hosted a professional clothing fashion show, organized interactive activities for girls and shared their personal success stories. Thank you to this team of excellent leaders for sharing their time and talents to motivate and uplift our team. Here are a few comments our members shared about what they learned from all the motivational speakers:
  • I learned to love myself the way I am and to be more confident. I learned that I am beautiful and that having confidence is an amazing feeling.
  • Although there are challenges, you need to push forward and keep trying.
  • That you must never quit.
  • I learned that there are many career options for young women.
  • College gives you opportunities.
  • I learned that confidence and respect is important.
  • Although college is hard, it is definitely worth it.
  • I learned that I am thoughtful, courageous, and that I am a good leader.
  • I learned about how to make wise money choices.
  • I learned that we can all be leaders!

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: BOWIE ALUMNI
Thank you to all the BOWIE alumni who came to host a career day presentation for our Latinitas at Guillen Middle School! Proud Bowie Bears Angie de la Riva, Bonnie Patsy Lopez-Hernandez, Rebecca Duran and Nora Carrillo serve as inspiring role models for our girls. All our young Latinas need positive role models to look up to. We are so fortunate to have such wonderful support from community members who step up to inspire our girls!
 
“There’s never a doubt in my mind that when I ask Bowie Exes to join me in my efforts to “pay it forward” – they will!  Chicas, I am touched by your actions, excitement, eagerness and willingness to inspire and motivate the girls by sharing your own life stories and advice. Thank you Latinitas El Paso for welcoming us Bowie Alumni! It was a WONDERFUL & unforgettable afternoon…We had fun & appreciated the invite & opportunity to reach out to the girls.”~ Angie de la Riva

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: HELEN OF TROY
The Latinitas team would like to express our sincere appreciation to Helen of Troy for selecting Latinitas as the recipient of their Charity Sunday benefit day on April 19th. Thanks to all our supporters who showed up to shop for great products and deals to help support Latinitas. Helen of Troy generously donated 10% of all sales made during the event to support Latinitas girl empowerment programs.

INTERN SPOTLIGHT:
Special thanks to our talented Marketing & PR Interns: 
Eunice Miyuki Sanchez
UTEP, Marketing Degree
“I decided to join Latinitas because I would like to help to motivate girls to study. I like that Latinitas helps girls to become successful, healthy and powerful. I hope to learn more about how to help these young girls and make a difference in their lives.”
Nicole Varela
UTEP, Communications Degree
“I felt like this was something I could do for my community.  Empowering young Latinitas is so important having been a young native Latina from El Paso. I like that this organization helps promote education to better improve the lives of young girls. This organization is crucial so young girls can relate to others in the community and know that there are others who know what they are going through or can help them achieve and create goals for their future.”

 

Chica Power Fest Testimonials

CHICA POWER FEST HIGHLIGHTS

What did the girls learn at the Chica Power Fest?

  • I learned to love myself the way I am and to be more confident.
  • I learned that I am beautiful and that having confidence is an amazing feeling.
  • Although there are challenges, you need to push forward and keep trying.
  • That you must never quit.
  • I learned that there are many career options for young women.
  • I learned that confidence and respect is important.
  • Although college is hard, it will be hard it is definitely worth it.
  • College gives you opportunities.
  • I learned that I am thoughtful, courageous, and that I am a good leader.
  • I learned about how to make wise money choices.
  • When you are a leader you can bring people information as to what needs changing.
  • I learned about many different careers.
  • I learned that being a leader is about responsibility and charisma.
  • I learned that we can all be leaders.
  • I learned that it is important to have confidence to succeed which then gives you self-esteem.
  • All you need is yourself to have self-esteem.
  • I want to go to college because I want a better future.
  • After these talks I really want to go to college.
  • I wish to graduate with a Master’s degree so that I can be more successful.
  • I appreciate the talk I received and I feel more prepared for college based on their stories.
  • I learned that it is important to go to college and pick a career that is best for you.
  • That you can try whatever you like, and see if you love it.
  • I learned that there are many types of leaderships.
  • I learned that it is important to be a leader because a leader has many qualities.
  • I learned that we need leadership, and there are different kinds of leaderships.
  • I learned that a good leader builds people up and will be a follower to help others be leaders.
  • I learned that a leader is a role model to others, and there are different kinds of leaders.
  • I learned that we need to love our body and we should be proud of it.
  • I learned a lot more things about early college.
  • I learned there are so many great things college has to offer.

Latinitas Multimedia Arts Camps

SUMMER CAMPS – This Summer, girls in Austin & El Paso, TX have an opportunity to get a taste of what their life could be like as a movie star, a news anchor, a photographer, a fashion reporter, a radio DJ, a magazine writer, a poet, a graphic designer and more in Latinitas multimedia art camps. Through intense week-long day camp program, girls can find their creative expression outlet by producing original media arts projects.The Latinitas camp is led by a team of women educators, role models and mentors experienced in guiding girls in hands-on lessons, interactive presentations, team challenges, and fun games that address girl issues and encourage self-esteem, expression, confidence and empowerment. Girls will produce original multimedia arts projects and master techniques in photography, writing, design, radio production and filmmaking. REGISTER NOW!

Join us for the Butterfly Effect Mother’s Day Celebration

BUTTERFLY EFFECT MOTHER’s DAY CELEBRATION – EL PASO, TX
May 9
11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
11670 Chito Samaniego
The Butterfly Effect Mother’s Day Celebration with will be held on May 9. The event features lunch, spa day booths, live entertainment performances, a fashion show, inspirational guest speakers, tea party, games for girls and a silent auction. Our fundraiser is targeted towards local women leaders and designed to showcase female talent in El Paso as well as the young girls we serve.The funds generated from the event support our scholarship campaign. Sponsorship and booth opportunities are available. We gladly accept donations of silent auction items and door prizes. With every gift, we ensure more girls in El Paso are connected with valuable programs and mentors that motivate, educate and inspire them. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

El Paso Program Bulletin April 2015

CHICA POWER FEST
April 18 from 9:30am-3:30pm
UTEP – Business Administration Building  
The focus of the event is to encourage girls to build confidence, discover their voice, express themselves, promote healthy lifestyles and make wise decisions. The event will feature informative and inspirational workshops, guest speakers, panelists, booth fair 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. An information fair will highlight booths featuring community groups and local youth resources. 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.

For more information, contact latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or 219.8554. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. To pre-register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chica-power-fest-tickets-16163828446

MODEL CASTING CALL
April 11 from 12pm-2pm
Jose Cisneros Library
Fashion Show Models Needed
Latinitas is seeking models to be in our Butterfly Effect fashion show. Would you like to become a model? Our casting call and model practice will take place at the Jose Cisneros Library (1300 Hawkins) on April 11 from 12-2pm. We are looking for models ages 9 to 22. Models must be available for fitting, rehearsal and fashion show on May 9. For more information, contact us at latinitasep@gmail.com or 219.8554.

YOUTH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The Latinitas team has been invited to host art and self-expression activities at several upcoming community events. We are recruiting youth volunteers to assist kids with art projects:
 
  • KidsPalooza - March 28 from 10am-4pm at Downtown Library (501 N. Oregon) 
  • Be YOUnique Self-Esteem Workshop - April 2 from 4:30pm to 6pm at Judge Marquez Library (610 N. Yarbrough)
  • MAES/SHEP STEM Extravaganza - April 11 from 8:00 am to 4:00pm at UTEP UGLC 
  • Dia de los Ninos - April 25 from 9:00am to 2:00pm at Washington Park
 
To volunteer, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.  

 

HWNT Scholarship

Latinitas is excited to partner with the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas for the HWNT Writing Contest & Scholarship.

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Applications are due on April 30. To download an application, submit the online form below or Download the HWNT Scholarship Application. Email HWNTEPScholarship@gmail.com. Mail applications to Post Office Box 971514, El Paso, Texas 79996.

Chica Power Fest Promotes Leadership (El Paso, TX)

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 – Mike Loya Academic Services Building

WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 2015 (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, booth fair 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. An information fair will highlight booths featuring community groups and local youth resources. 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. A limited number of scholarships are available and group discounts may apply.

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/chica-power-fest-tickets-16163828446

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