Ignite Your Imagination and Power Workshop Series
March, April & June 2018
For Girls Ages 7-15
Join us for this amazing workshop that sure to Ignite Her Imagination and Power through Career and Self-Exploration! This workshop series will provide girls with hands-on experience in a variety of career pathways as well as an opportunity to meet professional women who are leaders in their respective industries.
Girls Are Powerful is excited to announce its third annual Workshop Series and Summit, Ignite Your Imagination and Power through Career and Self Exploration!
This year, our four-part Career series will take place from 9AM to 3PM on the following Saturdays:
March 31st – Skilled Trades: Construction, Cabinetry & Carpentry
April 7th – Health & Medical Skills / Culinary Arts
April 28th – Computer Technology
June 2nd – Art, Design & Communication
Each workshop will highlight a range of skill sets and career paths to inform and energize our girls about many different professions. The workshop series will conclude with a two-day Empowerment Summit on Saturday, September 15th & September 22nd from 9AM to 3PM!
Day 1: Career Day – offering a fun and interactive career day experience.
Day 2: Redefining Sisterhood, a self-exploration learning experience about loving themselves and loving others.
Studies show that career development should begin as early as Kindergarten. Our workshop series will address topics around career awareness and exploration as well as self-actualization and achievement. Our program content has been designed to cultivate confidence and creativity in our girls while helping them discover new interests and future possibilities.
The Ignite your Imagination and Power Workshop series will provide our girls with hands-on experience in a variety of career pathways as well as an opportunity to meet professional women who are leaders in their respective industries.
In 2012, Handover Research examined the importance of career development programs for elementary and middle school students and effective practices in the delivery of career-focused educational programs. Youth who are self-aware are better able to recognize their strengths and understand their challenges. Self-awareness encourages skills necessary for the healthy development of our girls such as self-discovery, self-reflection, and self-advocacy.
As a part of our program we have selected to explore:
Skilled Trades: Construction, Cabinetry & Carpentry | March 31, 2018
BUILD with your OWN TWO HANDS
The girls will receive hands-on experience working with lumber while learning some basic construction skills. They will also have an opportunity to put together a footstool that will be theirs to take home. Led by Saint Paul Carpentry instructor Perry Franzen, and Cabinetmaking instructor Tom Hillstead.
Culinary Arts | April 7, 2018
CARE & NOURISH
The girls will discuss food safety, learn basic culinary techniques and bake cupcakes. Led by a Saint Paul College Instructor, Chef Pierre Rabbia.
Each workshop session builds upon each other!
At the end of the series, it is our hope that each girl will self-identify a career area of interest, which will play a key role into who we select as our guest speakers at the Empowerment Summit in September as well as our FINAL art project!
Anticipated Outcomes of the workshop series
Improve the girls understanding of personal power, self-esteem by introducing them to the many traditional and non-traditional career options available and women who are in them.
The girls will also gain knowledge of self-advocacy through job exploration/seeking process.
The career and self-exploration process will contribute to these outcomes and as mentioned above, those skills increase the chances of healthy development in our girls. We will continue to use pre-and post-workshop assessments to evaluate success. We will share these lessons via our website and with the community during our Mother-Daughter Fall Event, that will be held in November 2018.
Workshop Schedule at a Glance (subject to change)
8:30 am – Event Registration / Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – Event Kick Off
9:30 am – Session Rotation 1
11:00 am – Session Rotation 2
12:30 pm – Lunchtime / Activity
1:00 pm – Career Guest Speaker(s) / Activities
2:00 pm – Session Rotation 3
2:50 pm – Wrap-Up & Closing Remarks
3:00 pm – Program Ends
Exploration is the key theme for this workshop series, so we encourage you to encourage your girl or group of girls to experience more than one workshop!
Session 1: Skilled Trades: Construction, Cabinetry & Carpentry
Session 2: Health & Medical Services / Culinary Arts
Session 3: Computer Technology
Session 4: Art, Design & Communication
March 31, 2018
April 7, 2018
April 28, 2018
June 2, 2018
This workshop series is cumulative. Each session builds on the last one and our Empowerment Summit in September will bring it all together.
We understand that exposure to many different career fields is what ignites a child’s imagination and furthers their self-exploration and creativity, and although the cost of each workshop session is $60, we invite you to register your girl(s) or group of girls to our workshop series at a reduced cost.
Select from the following three options below:
includes ALL 4 Career Sessions
Option 1 Fees:
Individual Fee: $195
Family Fee: $175 per girl
Group Fee: $155 per girl
Cash Value: $240
includes your selection of 3 Career Sessions
Option 2 Fees:
Individual Fee: $165
Family Fee: $150 per girl
Group Fee: $135 per girl
Cash Value: $180
includes your selection of 2 Career Sessions
Option 3 Fees:
Individual Fee: $115
Family Fee: $105 per girl
Group Fee: $95 per girl
Cash Value: $120
The Family Fee is for 2 to 4 family members only | The Group Fee is for 5 or more girls.
For example, The cost to register two girls for Option 1 (all 4 sessions) would be $175 per girl.
We will provide the following for each workshop session:
Materials & Supplies
Workshop Swag & so much more…
Don’t let cost stop you! A limited number of scholarships are available, please see more information below.
Ignite Your Imagination and Power Workshop Series – More Information
Learn more about our Refund Policy, Payment Options, Scholarship, Liability Release & Media Release.
Enhance The Journey: Mindful Parenting Techniques, Parent Circle
We are excited to offer the Parent Circle as a part of this Workshop Series. The Parent Circle is a welcoming 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.
These sessions will be hosted between 9:30AM – 2:45PM on March 31st and April 7th.
Discussion Topics: TBD
Our Workshop Series will be hosted at:
Saint Paul College 235 Marshall Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55102
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Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures
For each workshop, registration begins at 8:30AM; sessions begin promptly at 9AM and end at 3PM. To ensure efficiency and minimize disruption during the workshops, please adhere to the drop-off and pick-up times listed below:
Drop-Off Time: 8:30AM – 9:00AM
Pick-Up Time between 3 and 3:30PM
The safety and security of every workshop attendee is our top priority, and as such, we will be establishing a verification procedure for drop-off and pick-up in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned regarding these details.
As always, you are more than welcome to escort your youth into our workshop facilities. If you plan to attend the Parent Circle, event parking information and instructions will be updated on our site and sent out via email to those who have completed registration.
Please note: Your youth will be released to you once our volunteers check your verification number. If you or the person picking up your child 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 an accurate verification number. We appreciate your support in helping to maintain a safe and secure environment!
Metro Transit – Trip Planner – https://www.metrotransit.org/imap/map.aspx
Transit bus route 21 conveniently serve Saint Paul College in St. Paul.
Route 21 – Local Bus Route – https://www.metrotransit.org/route/21
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!
Let’s partner together to empower girls! 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 email@example.com or 612-454-0064.
Onsite volunteer opportunities will be available during the Workshops. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form and we will contact you with further details.
Each workshop session will feature a guest speaker. Stay tuned as this page will be updated soon!
Two Day Empowerment Summit Event | SAVE THE DATES
This workshop series will conclude with a two-day Empowerment Summit hosted on Saturday, September 15th and 22nd from 9AM to 3PM.
Redefining Sisterhood | September 22, 2018
OUR DIFFERENCES, OUR PASSIONS, OUR POWER.
In addition to exploring these careers, this session is all about teaching our girls about Loving Ourselves and Loving Each Other. It will take on a unique focus of self-care and self-exploration in relation to self-esteem and individual development. The main goal of this workshop will be to provide a comfortable and welcoming space for girls to discuss their uniqueness, their differences, their commonalities and most importantly, the power they can achieve when coming together
2018 Workshop Series – Ignite Your Imagination and Power
March, April, May & June | For Girls Ages 7-15 | Location: Saint Paul College
"I am so excited to have found your organization. The event was exactly what I had hoped, only more! The mom group part was also very meaningful." - Mom
"The girls were thrilled about the Character posters that were created and said they had a really good time and hope to come back! We hung up their framed artwork right above their beds!" - Mom
"My daughter is gaining self-esteem, learning how to interact with others, building longtime friendships and becoming more aware of the power that is in her." - Mom
"She enjoyed herself, and I think coming together with new people helps build more self-confidence in help some to come out of there shell." - Mom
"The energy around Girls are Powerful events is uplifting and inspiring. My daughter has the language and the ideas for a strong and solid base from which to grow. I'm grateful and encouraged by everything that Shawntan and the team are doing. Thank you!" - Mom
Session 1: Skilled Trades: Construction, Cabinetry & Carpentry - March 31, 2018