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Girls Conference Orange County

Girls Incorporated of Orange County

Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

Irvine, CA

Girls Conference Orange County

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Single Registration
Choosing this option will provide you with one registration for one adult AND one teen
Apr 15, 2015 $50.00 $0.00
Additional Teen
Choosing this option will allow you to add one additional teen
Apr 15, 2015 $20.00 $0.00
Additional Adult
Choosing this ticket type will allow you to bring one additional adult
Apr 15, 2015 $20.00 $0.00
Single adult, no teen
For social workers, caregivers, etc.
Apr 15, 2015 $25.00 $0.00
Girls Inc. Workshop Series Apr 15, 2015 $90.00 $5.94

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Girls Conference Orange County 2015

"When Girls Fly"





Description:

 

Join Girls Inc. of Orange County and UC Irvine's Campus Assault Resources & Education (CARE) office for the Third Annual Girls Conference Orange County! Be a part of this experience as we dream big and soar to new heights. The conference features several workshops aimed at encouraging, empowering and supporting girls in their journey to becoming strong, smart and bold women. Parents/guardians/mentors are also invited to attend a workshop on how to empower their girls and to attend an expert panel on modern adolescent issues such as navigating social media safely, preparing for college, ensuring healthy relationships, being healthy in body and mind and more!



 Details:

  • Girls in grades 6th-12th and parents/guardians/mentors
  • $25 per person
  • Space is limited! RSVP today!
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Quick Note: Basic registration includes admission for 1 teen and 1 parent/guardian/mentor


  Welcome Eden Sher!

Keynote Speaker for Girls Conference Orange County 2015

Eden Sher Keynote Speaker

 

 

A native to Los Angeles, California, it was a chance appearance at a taping of The Tonight Show at school that solidified Eden Sher’s passion for acting and she has continued to work ever since in commercials, television, films and on stage.

 

She is currently stealing the spotlight as “Sue Heck,” the socially awkward daughter with a heart of gold, on the sixth season of ABC’s The Middle. It is her portrayal of Sue’s enthusiasm and blind optimism that continues to delight audiences as the character strives (yet fails) to successfully navigate her teen years. For this role, Eden won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy in 2013, after three consecutive nominations. She has also been nominated for a Teen Choice Award for 'Scene Stealer,’ named to People magazine’s annual list of the “40 To Watch,” as well as having Sue Heck named one of the best characters on television in Entertainment Weekly.

 

Eden recently completed filming “The Outskirts,” a feature film in which she co-stars, opposite Victoria Justice. Off-screen, she lends her voice to the lead character, in the Disney Channel’s upcoming animated series, Star and the Forces of Evil, which will debut in March 2015. Eden is best known for her work on the ABC comedy Sons & Daughters, she has also been featured in Starz' Party Down, ABC Family's The Middleman, Disney Channel's Sonny With A Chance and Showtime's Weeds.

 

Outside of acting, Eden uses her love of words and emotion to create www.the-emotionary.coma website/tumblr/Twitter dedicated to the creation of words for complex feelings that have not yet been discovered. It is updated with definitions, quips and musings and the site invites visitors to submit their own creations.

 

She also enjoys hiking, yoga, reading, music and volunteering. Eden has spent a summer in India with Cross Culture Solutions as well as two summers volunteering in Nicaragua with Al Campo International, a UN sponsored program, helping local farmers maintain sustainable agriculture through clean water irrigation.

 

Sher resides in Los Angeles.


Also, a special performance by Lauren Suthers!

Lauren Suthers is an American teen actress, singer and dancer.  Lauren has worked on Disney Channel, Syfy Channel and can be seen in commercials for Target, Mitsubishi and Netflix. This 14 year old has already performed at some of the hottest venues throughout Southern California from; The Avalon Hollywood, The Roxy, House of Blues Anaheim, Infusion Lounge City Walk to Dodger Stadium & Pala Casino just to name a few. 

Lauren's music has been featured on Urban Teen Radio, 1st Fam FM Radio, TweenPop Radio, as well as, International Australia's FM Radio Stations 2RDJ 88.1 & 100.1 and was named "Stars of Tomorrow Top 5" four times. Make sure to check out her debut EP titled "This is Me" with 3013 Music Group/R1ckone!

You can follow & keep up to date with her at:

Twitter: @LaurenakalilL  Instagram: @Official_LaurenSuthers  Facebook: LaurenSuthers


Workshop Descriptions

On the next page, the teen participant should choose the workshop track of their choice:

Junior High Girls:

YELLOW TRACK

Made with Code Party!
You’re invited to a Made with Code Party! Code touches every part of our world — and no matter what you want to be when you grow up, code and Computer Science skills can help you get there. Join us for a fun intro on how to get started using code to build the world you want to live in, hear how women coders around the world are creating a better future, discover how code and CS skills can help you pursue your interests and write your first few lines of code! No previous experience is necessary.

The Business of Beauty
With so many images of “beauty” thrown at us thru television, social media, and the internet, it’s not surprising to see it have an effect on our perception of ourselves.This workshop is about taking back the power of those images and creating a healthy and positive view of our inner and outer beauty. 

 

BLUE TRACK

The Internal Compass
Growing up is a fun and exciting feat with so many opportunities and challenges to get to know who you truly are! And with all of those dreams you have for yourself, wouldn’t it be nice to know how to go about making them come true? This workshop is all about YOU – Strong, Smart and Bold YOU! Come prepared to share your goals/dreams, interact with and meet new friends, all while hearing stories from some pretty cool women who are making their dreams come true too!

Presenting Your Best Self Online
What’s a tweet? Insta-who? Facebook my snapchat to myspace? The internet is an amazing resource, but sometimes it can be a confusing place to spend time. In this workshop girls will explore different types of technology and how to navigate social media freely while still presenting their best self online. 

 

PINK TRACK

I am Female, Hear Me Roar!
Finding our inner “big girl” voice isn’t always the easiest when we need it the most! We’ve all been in situations where we said yes but really meant to say no because we didn’t want to seem mean like that time when your friend wanted to borrow your favorite shirt, or wanted to copy off of your homework or when you got stuck doing the bulk of the group project. This workshop challenges us to learn how to be bold with our words and be proud of it!

The Leader Within
The secret to being a leader already lies within you. This workshop focuses on how to reach your inner potential to become the leader you were always meant to be and empower you to overcome the challenges girls specifically face as leaders. Join your fellow peer leaders in learning how diversity and understanding others can also help you reach the next level of a great leader.

 

GREEN TRACK

Stressbusters
Stress. We’ve all heard about it. It’s a part of everyone’s life.  Acknowledging that stress is out there and how it can affect us can help us deal better. Especially if YOU are the go-to friend when someone needs to talk or have ever dealt with any kind of stress, this workshop is just for YOU! Come learn and share about what stresses girls out, how to offer support, interact with and meet new friends.

Be Your Own Hero
“She needed a hero, so that’s what she became.” What messages do we hear about girls being heroes? What challenges us to be our own heroes? How can we be agents of positive change within our own communities, especially amongst girls? Join us in finding out all this and more!

 

High School Girls:

RED TRACK

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...
Not everything we see on T.V. and in magazines is real! This workshop will show you the tricks used to create and define beauty. You’ll learn how to recognize the difference between positive and negative ads and how to become a savvy shopper. Most importantly, you’ll also learn ways to make your voice heard!

Made with Code Party!
You’re invited to a Made with Code Party! Code touches every part of our world — and no matter what you want to be when you grow up, code and Computer Science skills can help you get there. Join us for a fun intro on how to get started using code to build the world you want to live in, hear how women coders around the world are creating a better future, discover how code and CS skills can help you pursue your interests and write your first few lines of code! No previous experience is necessary.

 

ORANGE TRACK

Presenting Your Best Self Online
What’s a tweet? Insta-who? Facebook my snapchat to myspace? The internet is an amazing resource, but sometimes it can be a confusing place to spend time. In this workshop girls will explore different types of technology and how to navigate social media freely while still presenting their best self online. 

The Internal Compass
Growing up is a fun and exciting feat with so many opportunities and challenges to get to know who you truly are! And with all of those dreams you have for yourself, wouldn’t it be nice to know how to go about making them come true? This workshop is all about YOU – Strong, Smart and Bold YOU! Come prepared to share your goals/dreams, interact with and meet new friends, all while hearing stories from some pretty cool women who are making their dreams come true too!

 

PURPLE TRACK

College Life 101
Do you ever wonder what college life is like? Where do you sleep, what do you eat, what do you do for fun, what sorority or club do you join and how do you manage your time?  This workshop focuses on all of that and the things they don’t tell you about college. Be ready to get the inside scoop from five college students who will tell it like it is!

Right to KNOW: Cultural Culprits
Do you ever feel like you're living in a culture that doesn’t reflect who you are? Ever catch yourself singing along to your favorite songs and realize that the lyrics are offensive or degrading? Are you sick of getting cat-called and hit on by strangers? In this workshop we'll look at advertisements, songs, TV shows, and even the slang we use to expose this culture and the anti-girl messages it sends. We will help you navigate through current cultural trends and show you how to stay empowered as a girl and true to yourself.

 

GREY TRACK

H.E.A.R.T
Are you in a healthy relationship? Do you know someone who is in an unhealthy relationship? What does that even look like? Attend H.E.A.R.T. (Healthy Emotions and Attitudes in Relationships for Teens), an eye opening workshop, where we will address these issues and more. Jennifer will also share stories of local teens whom have been in abusive relationships and how to avoid finding yourself in one or how to support a friend.

Stressbusters
Stress. We’ve all heard about it. It’s a part of everyone’s life.  Acknowledging that stress is out there and how it can affect us can help us deal better. Especially if YOU are the go-to friend when someone needs to talk or have ever dealt with any kind of stress, this workshop is just for YOU! Come learn and share about what stresses girls out, how to offer support, interact with and meet new friends.



*Each workshop is tailored to be age appropriate and relevant. Some workshops may be subject to change. You will be notified if changes should occur.

 

Parents/Guardians/Mentors:

Understanding the New World Your Daughter Lives In (with Adriana Flores)
“What I wanted most for my daughter was that she be able to soar confidently in her own sky, whatever that may be.”  Helen Claes

Isn’t that what all parents want for their daughters? This workshop will host discussions, activities and strategies around the topics that your teen will be learning about this day. The goal is to help you gain a clearer perspective about the “new world” your teens are becoming a part of and how your support and understanding, embedded with important cultural values, will empower your teens to be successful women!

Expert Panel and Small Group Discussions (moderated by Adriana Flores)
Be ready to dive in deep and engage in meaningful discussions with our expert panelists on issues affecting adolescents today such as being healthy in body and mind, healthy relationships, how to pay for college, college life and how to support your teen, adolescent development, substance abuse warning signs, and social media safety.

Panelists: 

  • Adriana Flores is the Assistant Principal at Portola Middle School in Orange.
  • Ryan Crowdis is the Project Manager for the Tobacco Use Prevention Education Department at the Orange County Department of Education.
  • Dareen Abdrabou is the Program Coordinator for the Center for Healthy Kids and Schools at the Orange County Department of Education.
  • Jennifer Ponce is a Prevention Education Specialist at Laura's House.
  • Sharon A. Buck is the Vice President of Wealth Management at Northern Trust.
  • Dr. Caroline Lee is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at a private practice is Newport Beach.
  • Dr. Dan Tzuang is a Child Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist in Irvine.



Special Thanks to UCI Women's Empowerment Initiative

The Women's Empowerment Initiative is dedicated to the empowerment of the next generation of women leaders across the spectrum of activities in global society where they can increase their scope of influence, make distinctive contributions and take control over those factors within their realm of influence. Visit us at http://studentaffairs.uci.edu/wei/.

Thank you for your support and sponsorship for Girls Conference Orange County 2015!

 


 

Contact Info:

Noreen Rahman, M.A.

Girls Incorporated of Orange County Program Services Manager

1815 Anaheim Ave.

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

nrahman@girlsinc-oc.org

949-646-7181



Mandy Mount, Ph. D

Director of UCI Campus Assault Resources & Education (CARE)

G320A Student Center

Irvine, CA 92697 - 2220

mmount@uci.edu

949-824-7273



 

FAQs:


Participants

Can I send my daughter/teen to the event by herself?

All girls are required to bring an adult with them to the event. If there are special circumstances, please contact Noreen Rahman at (949) 646-7181 or by email at NRahman@girlsinc-oc.org


Can I attend without a youth participant?

Yes, please as “single adult/no teen”

 

Logistics

What are my options for parking?

All day parking will be available in the parking structure directly in front of the student center on Pereira Drive and Peltason Drive for $10.  Cash and credit cards are accepted.  Parking in University Towne Center plaza is strongly discouraged as your vehicle will be at risk of towing.


What is the agenda for the day?

Youth

Registration

Keynote address

Breakout Session 1

Lunch for Youth

Breakout Session 2

Health Activity

Closing

Parents/Guardians/Mentors

Registration

Keynote address

Workshop with Adriana Flores

Lunch

Expert Panel

Closing

There will be some overlap during lunch, but we encourage youth and adults alike to get to know your fellow conference participants.


Is lunch provided?

Yes!  A Daphne’s California Greek lunch is included for adults and youth.


Can I purchase tickets at the door?

Tickets will not be sold at the event. All ticket sales end Wednesday, April 15th. 

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Workshops

My teen changed her mind about the workshop track she selected.  Can she register for another track?

Changes can be made until Wednesday, April 15th pending workshop capacity.


Do I need to bring my registration form to remember which track/workshops my teen selected?

No, your teen will receive a name tag which clearly identifies her track selection


Do adults have to attend the workshops with the teens?

All adults will be attending their own workshops during this time. 

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Have questions about Girls Conference Orange County? Contact Girls Incorporated of Orange County

When & Where


University of California Irvine

Irvine, CA 92697

Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)


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