The Power of Girls and Jr. NBA Return for the Second Annual Free Virtual Girl Power Summit from March 24-26
ATLANTA, GA, March 09, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Power of Girls and the Jr. NBA – the NBA and WNBA’s global youth basketball program for boys and girls – today announced plans for the second annual “Her Time to Shine,” a three-day summit focused on empowering and inspiring girls ages 11-16. The virtual summit, which will take place March 24-26, will equip young girls with a wide range of resources designed to improve self-awareness, confidence, and leadership skills through a series of panel discussions and interactive workshops. Sessions will feature guest panelists such as former WNBA player and CEO of the TY1 Gear apparel line Tamera “Ty” Young and youth activist Mari “Little Miss Flint” Copeny. Additional participating women executives, influencers, WNBA players, and advocates will be revealed at a later date. Arielle Chambers, Founder of Bleacher Report’s HighlightHER and Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree, will be the event’s keynote speaker.
“Her Time to Shine” will consist of three innovative sessions: Leading by Action, Her Time to Shine, and Her Time to Be Heard. Participants will also be encouraged to engage in a variety of breakout workshops centered on leadership, self-care, creativity, and S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Additionally, girls will have the opportunity to showcase their skills and interests during the summit’s talent show, which offers cash prizes for winners. The summit will build on the pillars of Her Time To Play, which the Jr. NBA launched in 2018 to inspire the next generation of girls to play basketball in a positive and healthy way and provide them with ways to engage with one another through the sport. The Her Time To Play curriculum combines on-court training with off-court life skills lessons to help girls build confidence, face the challenges of adolescence and learn the values of the game.
“The Power of Girls is excited to host ‘Her Time to Shine’ with the Jr. NBA for the second year in a row!” says The Power of Girls Founder Tameka Kee. “We are expecting to have over 500 girls in attendance from around the world, and we look forward to making a positive, lasting impact on each and every one of them.”
Thursday, February 18
Leading by Action 7 PM – 8:30 PM EST
Day one will consist of panelists who are advocates for girls in their respective fields. Girls will participate in a breakout session where they can ask engaging questions and learn more about the panelists’ career paths.
Friday, March 25
Her Time to Shine 7 PM EST
Participants will have the opportunity to participate and vote for winners of a virtual talent show featuring girls from around the world. The talent show will include poetry, song-writing, dancing, singing, and live instruments.
Saturday, March 26
Her Time to Be Heard! 11 AM – 2 PM EST
General Session: 11am
Girls will have the opportunity to join one of the two below breakout sessions: 12pm-1pm | 1pm-2pm.
– Leadership 101 (Are you a leader? Do you know what it takes to be girl-lead? Learn about different leadership styles and how everyone can be a leader!)
– Mindfulness Matters (Learn about the art of Mediation and how it can assist with self-care)
– Be Creative (Show us your creative side as you learn tips and tricks from artists and designers!)
– Girls in S.T.E.M. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (Learn about influential women who are leaders in the STEM field)
*All times are EST.
To register for the virtual summit, visit https://www.thepowerofgirls.org/her-time-to-shine/.
For more information about The Power of Girls, visit https://www.thepowerofgirls.org/ and connect with @thepowerofgirls on social media.
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About The Power of Girls
The Power of Girls is a nonprofit organization based in Atlanta. Our mission is to serve, inspire and empower young girls to develop into confident, well-rounded global leaders through mentorship, team building and cultural experiences.
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