In celebration of our five 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 an updated one day format for 2020.
This one day retreat comes in response to participant feedback and will allow us to concentrate on the most effective sessions of the event. It also maximizes space, presenters, volunteers and commitment from both parents/guardians and attendees.
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.
Sponsorships and grants make this event accessible to all girls.
Support comes from corporate and individual gifts, as well as grants from charitable foundations.
Looking for an uplifting and exciting mentor opportunity?
We need women 18 – 24 years of age to mentor around 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 on April 25, 2020.
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 either the afternoon of April 24, 2020 for setup or the event day of April 25, 2020 (or both)!
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!
8:00 – 8:30am
Registration and Light Breakfast
8:30 – 8:55am
8:55 – 9:15am
9:15 – 10:30am
10:30 – 11:45am
11:45am – 1:00pm
Lunch and Team Building
1:00 – 2:10pm
2:10 – 2:45pm
Mindfulness and Gratitude Session
2:45 – 3:15pm
Giving Back to Your Community
3:15 – 3:30pm
We see and hear so much about drugs and alcohol on television, social media, at school, and from our friends or people we know. Sometimes it is hard to know what to think about these issues… and what to do. That is why it is important to know the facts. The more you know—about anything—the better decisions you can make.
One of those decisions might be figuring out what to do or say to a friend or someone you know who might be having trouble with drugs or alcohol. We know that 90% of addictions begin during the teen years. This is the perfect time in your life to get the facts on drugs and alcohol. Having the knowledge can be the key to making your own best decisions and PowHERing beyond the influence.
“April’s Spirit” took parents on a journey through one family’s personal and raw experience with mental illness. They learned what we, as parents, can provide for our children to educate them on the subject of mental and emotional well-being and help them understand that it is okay to express your feelings and live your life OUT LOUD! We must keep the lines of communication open with our children.
Note: Amy Bocian is the mother of April Bocian, the inspiration for the empowHER Leadership Retreat and whose life we honor each year at this powerful event.
Registration for the 2020 empowHER Leadership Retreat opens in January 2020. Please join our mailing list to receive updates and information! In the meantime, check out our gallery and information on past retreats!