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More about the April 29, 2023 event:
Join us for an entertaining, exciting and informative LIVE event. We’re prepared to celebrate YOU in empowHER Leadership Retreat fashion. On April 29, 2023, we will meet as past, present and future empowHER Leadership Retreat participants for our in-person event.
This event is designed to empowHER young women in 4th – 9th grade with fun and engaging content. Whether you’ve participated in the past, or this is your first time, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to interact with an exciting group of presenters AND mentors AND other participants
Skylar at work helping others with Suitcases 4 Kids.
LaShondra R. Hemphill professionally known as RyNea Soul wears multiple hats as a music technologist, deejay, music composer, artist-educator, and visual artist. She is known for having a great ear and knowledge for music and is known for her effortless transitions and blends weaving through various genres including soul, funk, house, hip-hop, r&b, afrobeat, jazz, and her soulful remixes/re-edits that warranted two consecutive nominations for Alabama Producer of The Year in the hip-hop category. She is the Founder, Executive Director, and Lead Music Production Instructor at The Initiative for Creative Arts, an organization that explores tech literacy through music, and art to empower marginalized youth as artists, entrepreneurs, and advocates so that they are able to realize, and visualize the power of their full potential. RyNea Soul is passionate about empowering the next generation of girls/women and gender-expansive individuals through music, art and technology.
Sponsorships and grants make this event accessible to all girls.
Support comes from corporate and individual gifts, as well as grants from charitable foundations.
In celebration of our seven years of reaching young girls with empowerment and inspiration, and in order to improve our ability to reach an even more diverse group of young women, we are pleased to announce our in-person event for 2023 Leadership Retreat!
On April 29, 2023 we will have an exciting, entertaining and event!
With the help of sponsors, we reach girls from the 4th through 9th grades with support and education through our interactive workshops. empowHER girls embrace their strengths and differences, build their self-confidence and participate in giving back to their communities.
Thank you to our 2021 & 2022 Sponsors! We cannot do this event without our sponsors. They are critical to the success of our event every year.
In addition to being a part of empowHERing 450 young girls, and the promised logo placement and sponsor recognition listed in the sponsorship packages below, your logo and empowHER sponsorship is promoted through the following outlets (as shown as actual media and digital coverage in 2019).
Looking for an uplifting and exciting mentor opportunity?
We need women 18 – 30 years of age to mentor small teams of approximately 10 young women in 4th – 9th grade.
Mentoring for the empowHER Leadership Retreat means:
• Being a role model,
• listening ear, and
• facilitator for your group
Are you looking for a fun-filled, fulfilling and active volunteer opportunity?
Volunteer to help empowHER 450 4th – 9th grade young women!
We are looking for individuals who are available to volunteer with upcoming events. The biggest thing you can do to help now – Share, Donate and Recommend! Like us on social and share our posts. Let’s spread the word.
Past volunteers have shared how fulfilling the experience is and the overwhelming sense of gratitude in being able to help potentially change the trajectory of so many young women’s lives!
|8:30 am||Doors open and check in begins!|
|9:00 am||Opening Ceremony|
|9:20 am||Yoga & Mindfulness|
|11:30 am||Lunch, team photos, ice breakers|
|12;45 pm||Keynote Speaker|
|1:00 pm||Parent/Guardian Session*|
|3:00 pm||Closing Ceremony|
|3:15 pm||Participant Pick Up|