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Henry Street High School
Success Through Effort

DDSB hosts the 1st Empower Her Conference

On March 29, students from Ajax and Pickering in Grades 6-8 will come together at the Education Centre to participate in the DDSB's first ever Empower Her … Roots Conference. The goal of the conference is to enhance the well-being and success of young black girls. The event will empower, uplift and give a voice to future female leaders so they can see the importance of setting high goals to achieve their full potential. Many topics will be presented by professional black female role models from the GTA, such as body image, shadism, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), mental health and self-esteem. The girls will leave the conference feeling empowered and inspired.

The Empower Her … Roots Conference will be an amazing educational experience for everyone, especially our students. We invite you to join us for a day of learning and fun.

Young black girls will connect to their roots at an empowerment
conference created to help them achieve success

Event:                   Empower Her … Roots Conference                          

Date:                     March 29, 2019                

Time:                    8:30 am – 2:00 pm                          

Location:             Education Centre – 400 Taunton Road East, Whitby         

Audience:           Black girls in Grades 6 - 8                              

Arrangements can be made in advance or on-site for interviews and/or photo opportunities.