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2nd Annual Girls to Greatness Teen Summit

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On April 25, 2019, Betty LaMarr, Founder and President of EmpowHer Institute hosted the 2nd Annual Girls to Greatness Teen Summit: Empowered To Lead, Presented by JP Morgan Chase.  Over 40 women gave of their time to inspire and empower young girls for the day.

“EmpowHer is a collective of ‘sisterhood’ and a passion to “pay it forward”. It takes us all to help build a future for our girls and women everywhere.  We know all too well that our girls “Can’t be what they can’t see”! The EmpowHer experience is about exposure, encouragement and experiences” says LaMarr.

The goal of this Summit was to motivate over 350 EmpowHer Academy middle-school girls by exposing them to many different career opportunities in various industries.  The Summit included a day of interactive workshops with renowned business professionals, student presentations scored by selected notable judges along with the 6th Annual PATHMAKER Awards Luncheon & Ceremony and guided tour of Los Angeles Southwest College campus life.

 

Girls to Greatness Teen Summit: Empowered to Lead

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2019 marks EmpowHer Institute’s 2nd Annual Girls To Greatness Teen Summit: Empowered To Lead, which serves as the organization’s primary fundraiser for the year! Thank you in advance for your support of our efforts.

As one of Southern California’s premier and eagerly anticipated annual fundraising events, our inspiring mentoring event will invite the supporters to get involved with EmpowHer financially and personally. By creating a unique experience, we can inspire donors / sponsors to lend their support to EmpowHer year-round. When women collaborate, exceptional things happen.

There are girls in the EmpowHer community who need role models, information, and inspiration, and this event represents an opportunity to bridge that gap. As we encourage event attendance, we’ll raise awareness of the organization and its work throughout LA.

The goal of this Summit is to motivate over 300 EmpowHer Academy middle-school girls by exposing them to the many different career opportunities in various industries. The Summit will include a day of interactive workshops with renowned business professionals, Student Projects (The top three Student Projects will be scored by selected notable judges in the room), Awards Ceremony and guided tour of Los Angeles Southwest College campus life.

The EmpowHer Institute Event is scheduled for:
Girls to Greatness Teen Summit: Empowered To Lead
Thursday, April 25, 2019
The Foundation Center
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

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EmpowHer Students at Summer STEM Camp

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Lucas Scholars STEM Camp: For the second consecutive year, EmpowHer girls have the opportunity to participate in the Lucas Scholars STEM Camp. Ten EmpowHer girls along with other students across Los Angeles, will enjoy a week of hands-on STEM activities. They will learn robotics, coding, engineering and utilize the latest technology, including 3D printing machines, laser cutting machines and robots. The week culminates with an exhibit of projects, ceremony and BBQ on July 27th.

Inaugural Mentor to Inspire Summit

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EmpowHer Institute brought together all of the participants in its EmpowHer Academy from four schools in the Los Angeles areas of Inglewood, Gardena, Watts, Pico-Union to the Skirball Cultural Center for a full day of mentoring, speakers, hands on STEM experiences and panel discussions. There were nearly 300 students and 50 professional women from different careers and disciplines. The women were recruited from organizations that provide funding for the programs in the schools.

EmpowHer Hosts International Delegation

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This past Tuesday, EmpowHer Institute was asked by U.S. State Department  to host an international delegation from the Near East North Africa region conducting research on programs “Countering Extremist Messaging and Protecting Youth.” Hosted at the Lennox Library, EmpowHer was joined by local political leaders in education, Honorable Carliss Richardson McGhee of Inglewood School Board, Ms. Shannon Thomas Allen of Lennox School Board and community activist, James Nash. Members of the international delegation were from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. There were 20 participants, including visitors and liaisons.

The group discussed a variety of important topics such as advocacy for girls, international programs, systemic injustice, and taking action. We loved sharing with them the work that EmpowHer has done and it was an honor to hear from the delegates as well. Thank you to the delegates for allowing EmpowHer to host the event!