Seeking Sponsorship: ImPOWERful Girls Conference, 2017

SPONSORSHIP LETTER:
ImPOWERful Girls Conference Sponsorship Letter.April 2017

In an effort to serve over one hundred attendees, we are seeking the assistance of sponsors and soliciting donations and incentives from community organizations and businesses to support us in this endeavor. The donations can be tangible and intangible items, financial donations, gift cards or promotional giveaways. The Sponsorship levels are included in the link above.

This event will be an exciting opportunity for our organization to promote your business as our community business partners focused on making a positive impact in the lives of girls and young women residing in the Hampton Roads area and surrounding communities. Help us to continue to M.A.D. (make a difference) in the lives of our daughters! 

ImPWR2017 Conference: “Being Your Best Self Now!”

How empowering is it to know that your daughter is, “Being her Best Self Now?” How amazing it will feel to her to have accomplished a goal she once doubted she could? Better yet, how would you feel knowing that she’s stronger, fearless and fully capable to beat down the giants in her life? What do you say? Say YES to registering both you and her today for the ImPOWERful Girls Conference on September 30, 2017! Don’t miss out on this powerfully amazing adventure! 

Simply click here to register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smg-inc-5th-impowerful-girls-conference-tickets-33386048570

2017, The ImPOWERful Girls Conference

SAVE the DATE: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Virginia Beach, VA – 
It’s planning time for our 5th Annual ImPOWERful Girls Conference. This year’s conference is sponsored again by the Boys & Girls Club, Rosemont Unit.  We look forward to another fantastic year of empowerment, inspiration and engaging activities. 

Are you that dynamic Facilitator who believes he/she is capable of capturing the attention of young ladies between the ages of 6 to 22 years old and or their parents? Are your expertise in finance, etiquette, counseling, technology, written or verbal expression or are you a community activist or one who is able to sow seeds of positivity into the lives of our youth, then perhaps you are that dynamic facilitator we’re looking for. If you would like to be considered as a facilitator for this year’s conference please send your BIO with Headshot & a 1-minute video detailing your facilitation style and idea or a written explanation for consideration to us via email.

Do you believe you are the ultimate HOST or MC? Can you get and keep a crowd hype? Are you comedic? Do you have a heart for our youth, especially our daughters? If so, then yes, you may have what it takes to be our 5th Annual Conference host. If you believe, you fit this role, please submit your BIO with Headshot & a 1-minute video detailing your hosting style for consideration to us via email.

Please forward all information to be considered for the requested positions to She’Matters GIRLS, Inc with the Subject Line: 2017 ImPOWERful Girls Conference no later than April 17, 2017.

Email: info@smgis4me.org

RECAP: The AYLAcademy, 2017

WE are so very proud of our Young Leaders of the Aspiring Young Leaders Academy (The AYLAcademy). Here’s a recap of our 2017 Academy  –

– 5 Months offering 6 Sessions | 4 Facilitators
– 42 Young Leaders Nominated (6 of which attend other Elem schools)
(1st – 5th grade female students)
– 31 Young Leaders Accepted & GRADUATED
– 15 Young Leaders received HONOR ROLL for 1st & 2nd Qtr
– 6 Young Leaders received Perfect Attendance
– 23 Mentors served as Volunteers (Students from ODU & HU)
– 3 Parent Liaisons | 1 School Liasion
– 2 Staff Members & 1 Administrative Assistant
– 3 SMG, Inc Board Members
Young Leaders WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!
#Ahalaa #WhoopWhoop
#SMGalwaysMAD
www.smgis4me.org

She’Matters GIRLS, Inc, 2017 ONLINE Survey

As we are three months into our fifth year of service, we seek to know how best we may continue our services to you. We ask that you take a moment to complete our brief survey on how effective or lack thereof our programs, events and trainings have been. 

We appreciate you and thank you in advance!

Click here to open the Survey – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HC2VJ5H

 

The PHAT Conference, 2017

She’Matters GIRLS, Inc is looking forward to this year’s PHAT Conference. Promoting Healthy Active Teens. We’re making a difference in the lives of our youth. Join us for this energizing event. Your teens will enjoy it!

While you’re there, stop by the She’Matters GIRLS, Inc table. We look forward to seeing you there!

Register today at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/11th-annual-phat-conference-tickets-31944557030

#WeShallOvercome

#WeShallOvercome
Article reposted from She’Matters GIRLS, Inc’s E-Blast Newsletter feature Dr.
Martin Luther King Day, #WeShallOvercome| Volume 6 | Issue II | January 16, 2017

Today is a day across our nation that we celebrate the man who stood for us when we did not know how to or were too tired or too fed up to stand for ourselves. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, and the Civil Rights Movement shield light on the occurrences of the unjust. They helped us as a Nation to see that injustice was not equal and that equality for all was right. Although it is a lesson that some of our Nation refuse to embrace, we are hopeful that one day, their mindsets will change.

As long as our bodies and minds are heavy with the injustices that plague our communities, we shall never be satisfied! The violence that dominates our schools, the injustices that plague our court systems from the corruption and cruelty expressed in our streets, our government and our neighborhoods should and must be stopped! We have a voice and it is our voices that must be heard. There is a difference between radical and intellectually peaceful protest. Change can occur as long as we take the necessary steps to proceed correctly.  We must understand and teach our children the dynamics of local government and begin to voice our concerns at that level.  
 

Yet, before we implement any of this, we must have what is known as an “Uncommon Commitment to our Families.” Parents, we are our children’s first teachers so as their parents, we must understand the need for self-actualization, freedom and their desire to be independent. Remember, we were once their age! However, as parents, we must understand that they NEED more than money to groom, raise and or satisfy them. Nurture them, love them, guide them, be present in their lives, and be there for them, communicate with them daily and share your childhood/teenage experiences with them. Let them see that we are not PERFECT and because we’ve done what they’re doing, we know the potential outcomes. Reassuring our children that no matter what, we love them and will be there for them and then teaching them the dynamics of their government and how to make their voices heard with the stroke of a pen or a face-to-face dialogue, then and only then, will we accomplish the age old saying of #WeShallOvercome!
Today, we understand that some of us may be dealing with pains of a variety of heights. Measures that we, at She’Matters G.I.R.L.S., Inc may never understand. However, we understand with our current political climate, the future for some may not seem so vibrant. Yet, in light of it all, we must remain hopeful that #WeWillOvercome! We encourage you to stay the course. Never give up! Don’t give in. And like Dr. King’s dream, allow your dreams to take you beyond your limits to envision a change. Then work to make that change a reality while making a difference in the lives of others.  L

We hope that in some small way, our words have enlightened and inspired you to make a difference. Happy MLK Day! We pray it was a day of peace and reflection for all! 

With Love,
La Juan Hines-Rome, MS Ed
CEO She’Matters G.I.R.L.S., Inc
Youth Leadership Programs
 

It’s time for a CHANGE!

It’s time for a CHANGE!
Message published January 16, 2017, via MailChimp Media

Dr. King once quoted, 

“If you can’t fly, then run,
If you can’t run, then walk,
If you can’t walk, then crawl,
But whatever you do,
You have to keep moving forward!”

To us here at She’Matters GIRLS, Inc, these words tell us that however small, just DO! If it’s the size of a pebble in the wind, a broken leaf or a grain of sand, just DO! Allow nothing or no one to stop you from achieving the dream, the vision you have within. Go forth and make a difference in your life and the life of those around you. Our communities need YOU! 

Our communities need the influences and leadership of our Young Leaders of the AYLAcademy.  To some, we look at them and say, oh, they’re only babies. And in some instances, you are correct, but you know just as I do how intelligent your daughter is. When was the last time we’ve had a “young” female leader speaking out for what’s right? Perhaps what we could not do as teens or were too afraid to do as adults, our daughters, our Young Leaders can …. if only we allow them to! Just think about it!

They have a voice. Let’s work together to teach them how to eloquently use their voice to join forces and eliminate the injustices of those who refuse to go beyond that which is unjust. Be it the self-expression of verbal demand in public presentation or pen to paper, let’s teach our daughter how to express themselves in this first class nation as an agent of change. 

Teaching them compassion will help them achieve greater success. What we need is not division, hatred or more violence but justice among those who are still suffering from the hands of the unjust. 

As we approach the middle and near the end of our Academy, parents, you should notice a difference in the disposition of your Young Leader.  She should exhibit an increased desire to do more, to be more assertive and to seek opportunities where she’s not afraid to push beyond her limits. Together, let’s continue to make the changes in our daughters so that they will know to just DO without hesitation when it’s time to fly, run, walk and or crawl. Then and only then will we fully experience the CHANGE!

Be blessed,
La Juan Hines-Rome, MS Ed
CEO, She’Matters GIRLS, Inc
Director, The AYLAcademy