Strive for Strength offers great opportunity to teenage girls! | Events
Strive for Strength is hosting a powerful daylong retreat April 14, which addresses some of the issues teenage girls are facing every day, such as family and friend relationships, bullying, social pressures and self-image.
As part of the day's event, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to leaders, who will bring their own examples of empowerment and what it means to be a young woman today. Scheduled speakers/mentors are:
*Lauren Cook - a recent graduate from UCLA with a double major in communication studies and psychology, and the author of "The Sunny Side Up!", which focuses on gratitude and goal setting.
* Noelle Bean - a singer and songwriter from Los Angeles, who says she writes about real life and wants to inspire young people through her music.
* Nilda Valmores - the executive director of My Sister's House, a domestic violence shelter and 24-hour multicultural crisis line, and she'll talk about teen dating pressures and healthy relationships.
Strive for Strength co-president Kari Nakamura, a senior at Kennedy High School, says the retreat is all about girls learning to lean on one another. Nakamura shared,"If you're having problems, you aren't alone, we have each other."
The retreat is for middle and high school girls, ages 12 to 17, and registration is $35 per participant. The proceeds will help fund a $1,000 scholarship, which is awarded each year to a graduating high school senior who best describes how relationships have empowered her.
WHEN:Monday, April 14, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
WHERE: The Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation Community Center, 9040 High Tech Court in Elk Grove.