G.R.I.T.
Girls.
Rising.
Innovating.
Transforming.

Plan to join us on November 14th
10:00AM – 2:00PM
Virtual Expo Event for 6th-10th Grade Girls

LEAD Girls of North Carolina wants to keep girls rising, innovating and transforming—even in the face of challenges and uncertainty.

After this difficult and uncertain year, and with many challenges still ahead, we believe our girls need our support more than ever. As they navigate coming of age during a pandemic, taking on distance learning once again, separated from their friends and school, we are equipping them with tools to keep themselves mentally, physically and financially well, with fortitude and resilience…with determination and grit. Let’s grit it, girl!

Event Program

Girls Programs
Registration: 8:30-9:00 (Light Breakfast Provided)

9:05-9:20 – Welcome Remarks
Welcome to LEAD: Joy Nelson Thomas, Founder and Executive Director of LEAD Girls
Welcome to Our Campus: President Sandra Doran, Salem College
Welcome to Our Community: Chief Catrina Thompson, Chief of Police, City of Winston-Salem

9:30-10:10 – Workshop 1: Beautiful Me, Inside and Out: Self-Image, Awareness and Wellness Facilitator Katina Little, MSN, CPNP-PC, Novant Health Today’s Woman/Pediatrics

10:15-10:55 – Workshop 2: Tapestry Weaving with Sawtooth. Participants will learn to weave on a large-scale tapestry loom, adding yarn, words painted on fabric, and other fibers and recycled objects. At the end of the day, the groups will have completed a large tapestry that can hang on the wall as a reminder of the day’s work, in which each person consciously and collaboratively made an individual contribution. Facilitator: Sawtooth School

11:00-11:40 – Workshop 3: Hidden Figures in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Project workshop (make and take) Facilitator: Dr. Mesia Moore Steed, Winston-Salem State University

11:50-12:35 – Lunch
All girls with eat in the Salem College Cafe – lunch provided by Salem College. Opportunity to meet and engage with Salem College students/speakers/volunteers for talking and mentorship.

12:45-1:25 – Workshop 4: #GirlsRising in Social Media: Leaving a Digital Footprint, Creating a Pathway Facilitator: Dr. Keri Mathis, Wake Forest University

1:30-2:10 – Workshop 5: Rise Up and LEAD: Leadership and Teamwork to Create Change Facilitator: BB&T

2:20-2:35 – Group Session with Remarks by Author Alicia D. Williams

2:35-2:45 – Closing Remarks and Presenting of Proclamation by Hon. Allen Joines, Mayor of Winston-Salem

2:45 – I Rise pendants presented by the Hon. Mayor Allen Joines and Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough

As Girls Exit the Expo – Meet & Greet with Author Alicia D. Williams

Parents/Guardians Program
Registration: 8:30-9:00 (Light Breakfast Provided)

9:05-9:20 – Welcome Remarks
Welcome to LEAD: Joy Nelson Thomas, Founder and Executive Director of LEAD Girls
Welcome to Our Campus: President Sandra Doran, Salem College
Welcome to Our Community: Chief Catrina Thompson, Chief of Police, City of Winston-Salem

9:30-10:30 – Building a Resilient Daughter Presentation:
Victor Isler, Forsyth County Director of Social Services

Moderator: Victor Isler, Director of Social Services
Moderator: Annette Knight, Chief Experience Officer, Allegacy Federal Credit Union

Panelists:
Dr. Naomi Hall-Byers, Professor, Winston-Salem State University
Dr. Gail Maron, Family Medicine Physician, Wake Forest Baptist Health
Judge Carrie Vickery, District Court Judge in Forsyth County
LaJoi R. Wilson-Moore, Assistant Principal Jefferson Middle School

Network & Resource Gathering: Parents are invited to mingle and network while visiting our Exhibitor Booths community resources area.  

 

 

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