Girls Rule the World Event at ODU on June 2, 2012

On June 2, 2012, LEAD members and FRS staff attended the 4th Annual Hampton Roads Conference for Girls and Young Women at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. This year’s conference was titled “Girls Rule the World: Strengthening Your Journey” and featured workshops on personal finance, ending bullying, leadership skills, relationships, sports and character building, and social media. In addition to a wealth of information provided through these workshops and local vendors, participants were treated to helpful insight from keynote speaker, Marion Jones, celebrated athlete who uses her path to correct her own poor decisions to encourage others to avoid doing the same. Participants enjoyed the events which included a Zumba class and healthy lunch and look forward to next year’s event.

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