Girls Empowerment and Mentorship Symposium

Who Runs the World? Girls!

On May, 12, 2012, CWHA hosted its first Girls Empowerment and Mentorship Symposium at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY.

The symposium introduced girls and their families to local resources designed to empower girls and facilitate improvements in academic achievement. The group seminars fostered healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices and engaged girls in interactive activities that built and encouraged healthy relationships with other women and girls. The event encouraged participants to pursue their dreams and cultivate the development of productive and inspiring future community leaders.

The final session emphasized the importance of healthy mentorship relationships and will feature a keynote address from Congresswoman Yvette Clarke.

Adolescent girls, ages 10-19 years old, were invited to register for this free event. Registration was limited to 100 girls and parents were invited to register for our Parent Workshop.

CWHA looks forward to working with you to host a bigger, better Girls Empowerment and Mentorship Symposium next May!


This program is supported in part by the Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Funding for this activity was made possible in part by the HHS, Office on Women’s Health. The views expressed in written materials or publications and by speakers and moderators at HHS-sponsored conferences, do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.



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