Girls With Gifts - It's a Movement!
Girls with Gifts Presents The Reach Back Pull Forward Experience
|Suicide. Teen pregnancy. Scholastic underachievement. Generational, cyclical poverty and financial dependence. Girls of diverse backgrounds, across various communities, face the risk of these discouraging realities each day. These girls are too often overlooked and underserved. Their passions may be stifled by a lack of resources available to help them achieve their goals. Their potential may be unrealized, due to limited experience and feelings of inadequacy.
Over the last 5 years, the Reach Back, Pull Forward Experience has provided an enriching opportunity for more than 65 selected girls in Flint, Los Angeles and Houston. They have received one-on-one mentorship from GWG Mentors – a high-powered coalition of accomplished women who work in each Mentee’s field of interest. Mentees have been directly exposed to professional arts and entertainment careers through a week-long intensive, aimed to inspire, educate and enable them to reach their highest potential.
This summer, we have something new! We are excited to launch the “Reach Back Pull Forward” Girls Conference! Similar to the GWG Reach Back, Pull Forward Experience, the conference will be focusing on GWG’s core principles of growing, giving and gifting, but condensed into a two-day conference. The conference will be a power-packed experience designed to empower and encourage teen girls to find and cultivate their gifts.
The GWG RBPF conference is a FREE two-day conference filled with interactive workshops, applicable activities, in-depth honest discussions, and practical teaching! We will engage girls, ages 12-18, in meaningful dialogue, and connect them to local youth development programs, civic engagement activities, and educational opportunities. We anticipate that this conference will be a platform to help eliminate barriers to success, maximize potential, increase self-awareness and confidence, develop a healthy self-identity, and recognize and appreciate the power of their gifts all while exposing them to the benefits of mentors.
Guest/Industry speakers will facilitate interactive and engaging workshops that tackle current issues, present solutions, and provide tools for successful pathways forward. These young women will be empowered with practical resources to grow them professionally, intellectually, and emotionally all while discovering and cultivating their gifts.
Girls with Gifts will select up to 50 girls to participate in each conference located in Los Angeles, California; Houston, Texas; and Flint, Michigan.
After successful completion of the conference, 10 girls will be selected to participate in our Mentors Matter Program which will begin in September 2018.
June 15th – June 16th, 2018 9AM-5PM
Los Angeles, California
June 22nd – June 23rd, 2018 9AM- 5PM
July 27th – July 28th 9AM – 5PM
Throughout the RBPF Experience, Girls With Gifts focuses on its core principles of:
All Girls with Gifts are capable of exhibiting strong character through personal development and soft skills strengthening.
All Girls with Gifts desire to Reach Back and Pull Forward in service to others.
All Girls with Gifts are convinced that they play an important role in making the world a better place, by sharing their gifts with society.