Girl Power Fest (El Paso, TX)

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Alicia Rascon
915-219-8554
latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com

CONFERENCE PROMOTES GIRL POWER, CONFIDENCE & LEADERSHIP
Girl Power Fest Encourages Local Girls With Speakers, Workshops, Booths & Entertainment

What: Girl 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.

When: April 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: UTEP College of Business

Who: The event is hosted by the Latinitas Teen Leadership Institute & Women in Business Association and is open to girls 11 to 18 along with their mothers.

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. The conference is led by the Women in Business Association and Latinitas along with a youth advisory board. A limited number of scholarship are available and group discounts may apply. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. To register or for more information, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

About WBA: The Women in Business Association strives to advocate equality for women in the workplace through awareness, activism, education and empowerment.  Members are informed about the culture of different business environments through a variety of different activities including seminars and community service.

About Latinitas: Latinitas is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering Latina youth through multimedia enrichment programs.  Latinitas helps local girls build confidence through creative multimedia expression.  Through after-school programs, workshops, conferences, camps and mentoring projects, girls gain a strong self-esteem and learn positive ways to express themselves through creative writing, photography, filmmaking, art, and more.  Latinitas youth members also publish LatinitasMagazine.org, the first digital magazine by and for U.S. Latina youth.

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