Orange County, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2011
Adolescence can be challenging for girls. They are faced with peer pressure, relationships and social status. To help all girls remain powerful in the face of adversity, Girls Inc. of Orange County recently launched Girl Power Symposium (GPS), a program committed to informing, motivating and inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold while actively engaged in the pursuit of their personal best.
The inaugural GPS begins on August 1st where 7th-9th graders will have an opportunity to develop skills and confidence to make positive life choices…all in a fun, hands-on environment at the beautiful Rancho Las Lomas.
“Girl Power Symposium is an opportunity for all girls to develop life skills, while achieving academic success,” said Cynthia Williams Eureka! Director, Girls Inc. of Orange County. “We challenge girls to develop their leadership and decision-making skills in a positive, hands-on environment where they can be themselves.”
GPS is one of the programs developed as part of the expansion of the organization’s Eureka! program. Eureka! exposes young women to career paths in mathematical, scientific and technical fields and also encompasses sports, self defense and personal developmental activities that meet the intellectual, social, physical and emotional needs of adolescent girls.
About Girls Inc.
Girls Incorporated of Orange County has been a respected member of the non-profit community since 1954. The organization is an affiliate of the Girls Incorporated national organization, the nation's leading research and evaluation organization on issues pertaining to girls and young women. Girls Inc. of Orange County works with girls ages 4½ to 18 with proven "girl-focused" programs at the center located in Costa Mesa and at 54 outreach sites established at schools and community centers throughout Orange County. In 2010, the organization served 4,700 girls. However, for every girl served, there are 64 others who need our help. With the community's assistance and support, our numbers can continue to grow. For more information, visit http://www.girlsinc-oc.org.
Saretta Holler Brown
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