Motivational conference helps girls learn ‘vital’ skills
June 21, 2012 1:24PM
Mia Gibson (from left), of Richton Park; Lakasey Hall, of Matteson; Teresa Thames, of Richton Park; Lauren Brown and Montiara Greenleaf, both of Matteson; and Tiera Bradshaw, of Richton Park, all participated in the Pearl Girl Motivational Conference. | S
Updated: July 25, 2012 6:00AM
Rich South High School principal Cynthia Hudson and the group Girls in Focus to Succeed recently hosted the inaugural Pearl Girl Motivational Conference.
The conference was designed to provide girls in the Southland an opportunity to fellowship together in an environment that was supportive and engaging, organizers said.
“As young ladies in a world that is ever-changing, you need skills that are necessary to effectively handle demands, goals and expectations are vital to your success,” Hudson told the girls during the conference.
The event featured speakers such as University Park Mayor Vivian Covington, financial consultant Lynn Richardson, Richton Park Police Chief Elvia Williams-Yancey, Rich Township High School District 227 school board member Alyssa Hernandez, journalist Lauren Ward and lawyer Ashley Shambley.
Conference attendees participated in individual sessions with titles such as “Leave the Drama for your Mama!” and “Loving the Skin You Are In,” among others.