Saturday, September 16, 2017
9:00AM - 3:00PM
St. Catherine University, St. Paul Campus
For Girls Ages 8-15
Join us for a full day of events that include guest speakers, workshops, and activities designed to empower our girls through positive thoughts, words, and actions!
Continuing the momentum from our pop-up workshops this year, we will build on encouraging confidence, bravery, and self-expression. While highlighting the importance of community and girl power, each girl will also have an opportunity to participate in our community service care package project benefiting homeless youth. So please bring a pair of socks with you to donate in our care packages!
2017 Empowerment Summit – Make A Bold Statement
Saturday, September 16th | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | For Girls Age 8-15 | St. Catherine University, St. Paul Campus
The Make a Bold Statement Program was designed to align with our Dig DEEP (Discover their Differences, Acknowledge their Essence, Build their Esteem and Embrace their Power) Model. This is the process that assists in learning life skills and how to deal with one’s self by creating self-awareness and self-management skills to achieve success in life. This summit is an extension of our pop-up workshops which were hosted this year in St. Paul, Fridley, and Apple Valley.
Anticipated Outcomes of the Summit
Session 1: Girls will learn that becoming empowered starts from within and requires a positive mindset
Session 2: Girls will learn that being empowered takes on many different forms of self-expression
Session 3: Girls will learn that staying empowered is dependent upon their choices and actions
Session 4: Girls will learn the impact they can make by empowering others and their communities
Overall: Girls will learn more about the mission and goals of Girls Are Powerful and ways to stay connected
Summit Schedule at a Glance (subject to change)
9:00 am – Event Registration / Continental Breakfast
10:00 am – Event Kick Off
10:30 am – Session 1: Empowering Yourself Through Positive Thoughts
11:15 am – Session 2: Empowering Yourself Through Positive Words
12:00 pm – Lunchtime / Activity
1:00 pm – Session 3: Empowering Yourself Through Positive Actions
1:45 pm – Session 4: Empowering Others Through A Positive Character
2:30 pm – Wrap-Up & Closing Remarks
The Parent Circle is a safe space for parents to talk openly about topics and issues affecting girls today, with the goal being to support and empower them along their adolescent journey.
We are excited to be able to offer the Parent Circle, the Summit Edition.
This session will be hosted between 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Cost: $15 which includes a parent lunch
Discussion Topics include: Building Self Confidence and Dealing with Bullying
Individual Fee: $35
Family Fee: $30 per girl (for 2 to 4 family members only)
Group Fee: $25 per girl (for 5 or more girls)
General Registration Deadline: September 9, 2017
Don’t let cost stop you! A limited number of scholarships are available.
For more information see scholarship information below.
Registration Fee includes:
Workshop Materials & Supplies
Girls Are Powerful is pleased to offer financial assistance to those who require it to attend the Empowerment Summit. Please complete the Girls Are Powerful – Event Scholarship Request Form to be considered for a scholarship.
Following is the link to the request form: Scholarship Form
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105
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Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures
Registration begins at 9AM and the Summit ends at 3PM. You may drop your youth off for the day between 9AM – 9:45AM and plan to pick-up between 3 and 3:30PM.
Our attendees’ safety and security are our top priority therefore, each youth will be assigned a verification number upon arrival. More information will be emailed in the coming weeks after you’ve registered with specific procedures for the day of event drop-off and pick-up.
You are more than welcome to walk your youth in for registration. If you plan to attend the Parent Circle morning event parking information and instructions will also be sent via email.
Please note: Your youth will be released to you once our volunteers check your verification number. If a person does not have the verification number we will assume they are not authorized to pick up your youth. Therefore, we will not release a youth to anyone who does not have this verification number. We appreciate your support.
Metro Transit – Trip Planner – https://www.metrotransit.org/imap/map.aspx
Transit bus routes 74, 87, 134 conveniently serve St. Catherine University in St. Paul.
Thank You to Our Sponsor!
The Girls Are Powerful Empowerment Summit wouldn’t be possible without the financial support of the following:
Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation Grant and EILEEN FISHER.
Special Thank You, the following organizations who donated to our Community Service Project!
- Community Dental Clinic
Would your company like to join us? Become a sponsor today!
If you would like to show your support of the importance of empowering our next generation of girls and young women, review the Girls Are Powerful Sponsorship Kit and contact us today!
Any questions about sponsorship should be directed to Shawntan Howell, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-454-0064.
Donations are also welcome!
Your donation will help support our Community Service Care Package Project for homeless youth. Wilder Research reported that there is an estimated 6,000 Minnesota Youth who experience homelessness on an any given night. This includes an estimate of 2,500 minors age 17 and younger. These young people are often invisible and their voices are silent. These care packages will then be donated to an organization who provide these young people with the needed resources.
If you are interested in donating items for our Community Service Project, please review our Donation Request Document.
Onsite volunteer opportunities will be available during the Empowerment Summit. If you are interested in volunteering, please the complete the Volunteer Interest Form and we will contact you with further details.
2017 Empowerment Summit Volunteers
Da’Lacie resides in Eagan and is a Summit Volunteer & Marketing Professional. Her favorite POWER WORD is Unique. I believe that it is important for each girl to embrace her unique personality, path, and physical appearance. When we understand and accept our own differences, we can appreciate the differences of others- not just because we want others to appreciate our differences, but because we are comfortable in our own skin.