Sept
28

9am-3pm
Salem College

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Motivated. Inspired. Prepared. Rising!
Expo Event for 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Girls

Presenting Sponsor: BB&T

Join us for the inaugural LEAD Girls Rising Expo! This conference will host 100 middle school girls and their parents/guardians for a one-of-a-kind experience designed to equip them for the social, emotional and academic rigors of high school. Because when girls are motivated, inspired and equipped with tools and resources to succeed, they will rise!

The Expo will feature a full day of high-energy workshops and inspiring presentations led by influential women from our community. Parents/Guardians will have the opportunity to learn practical tips for high-school readiness, making education a priority at home, and how to encourage their daughters’ social and emotional development.

The highlights of the day’s workshop and presentation activities include:

  • Morning Welcome from Chief Catrina Thompson, Chief of Police, City of Winston-Salem
  • “Building a Resilient Daughter” presentation and moderated panel discussion for parents
  • Dynamic breakout sessions for girls, focused on Awareness, Perspective, Communication and Leadership, led by local experts, including the Leadership & Teamwork workshop facilitated by BB&T
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: MakerSpace: Exploring Solutions and Making Decisions Decision-Making Project (make and take)
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 by Hon. Allen Joines, Mayor of Winston-Salem

2:45 – Meet & Greet with Author Alicia D. Williams

Evaluation & Dismissal

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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Winston-Salem, NC
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