Sunday, 19 May 2013
Thanks to everyone who attended, volunteered and help to sponsor She's All That!
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She’s All That! is an exciting and distinctive conference that past participants have said should be mandatory for all middle-school aged girls. "I think it's great that the girls are getting this attention and information - that there are people in the community who care enough about the girls to do this for them" was the feedback from one parent last year. Another mentioned that she and her daughter waited a year to participate and it was "everything I could have hoped for."
2013 Girls Keynote Speaker: Katie Wells
Since her freshman year, Katie Wells has traveled to Tijuana, Mexico with her church to help build homes for the less fortunate. This past year she was assigned to build a home for a grandmother, a mother, a daughter and a severely disabled son. Every day she saw firsthand what a struggle it was for this family to transport their son in a rickety old hospital wheelchair to and from the doctor's office since the wheelchair was not built for outdoor conditions, especially the uneven and rocky roads they had to travel. Consequently, 8 year old Enrique spent most of his life inside.
When Katie returned home she could not stop thinking about Enrique and his family and she realized that she needed to do something to help. So, she contacted a family friend who was working with a nonprofit organization called Free Wheel Chair Mission and had discussions with another nonprofit organization called Amor Ministries about how to proceed. She attended the Free Wheel Chair Mission fundraiser last summer and was able to meet the founders of this incredible organization and hear from the guest speaker, Fabio Calderon, the wheelchair recipient from Columbia. That night she could truly feel how it is possible to make an impact on lives around the world.
By the end of that fundraising event they had raised over $1 million. Free Wheel Chair Mission impacted over 15,800 lives within 86 countries. For only $71.88, a wheelchair is built, transported and delivered around the world to lift a disabled body up off the ground and expand their future. It is estimated that 100 million people suffer with walking disabilities and don't have access to a simple wheelchair due to the poverty and economic distress in their country. You find most disabled people crawling on the ground, an unsanitary and humiliating experience.
Katie will return to Tijuana over spring break and proudly deliver a new wheelchair to Enrique thanks to this wonderful organization.
2013 She's All That! workshops include (girls chose 3 from this selection):
• Be Yourself - Don't Give in to Peer Pressure
Her keynote speech focuses on raising confident daughters. Times have changed. Your daughter's world is completely different from the one you grew up in. Learn how to support your middle school daughter. Consider her new realities and her developmental and emotional needs. Gain the perspective and skills you need to raise a confident girl.
• Adolescent Subcultures and Current Drug Trends
Many thanks to our sponsors!
Download the 2013 flyer.
Presented by Soroptimist International of the San Ramon Valley