LeadHERship Summit: Two local groups join forces to empower teen girls

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MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) –August 6, 2021 the “More Than Pretty Campaign” along with Safe Hayvn held day one of their leadership summit at the Monroe Civic Center. The founder of the summit and students of the summit say they look forward to learning as much as they can.

Keonna Goodin student of leadership summit “I really wanted to come here to learn more about life skills, and better decision making.”

Keonna Goodin is one of the many young teens that attended the “2021 Teen Lead”her”ship Summit” for teenage girls. Although this year is first year the summit has been held, Keonna says she’s excited to receive guidance from women in her community.

Keonna Goodin student of leadership summit “You know people may not think they need help, but everyone needs that you know, that second ear to you know become better.”

During the leadership summit those in attendance will be able to receive mentoring, beauty makeovers, and the opportunity to receive a one-thousand-dollar scholarship. Founder of the more than pretty campaign Kandice Guice says the purpose of the summit is to prepare young women for a brighter future.

Kandice Guice Founder of More than Pretty Campaign “It’s all about encouraging girls that are between the ages of 13-19 and really honing into the leadership skills necessary for them to make a difference in their communities, and so today we’re talking about everything from conflict resolution to making informed decisions about sexual health, and we’re excited about how those things are going to help them to have a awesome school year.”

The summit ends Saturday August 7th.

MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — Two local groups are teaming up to empower teen girls before school starts.

More than Pretty Campaign and Safe Havynn sent a news release saying they are joining forces to bring the 2021 LeadHERship Summit to Monroe for teen girls 13 to 19 years of age.

Event organizers say this is a free event and a great way to prepare young girls for the upcoming school year.

Organizers say the girls will learn tools for leadership and empowerment, as well as be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship toward their continued education.

According to More than Pretty and Safe Havynn, they anticipate 100 girls, but they would like to see as many as they can.

The LeadHERship Summit will be held at the Monroe Civic Center on August 6th and 7th from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Organizers say there will be a DJ, interactive development activities, and more. All participants will get a $25 gift card and have a chance to win the $1,000 scholarship from Guice Law Company, a Custom Wig by A’Kira Pollard, a glam photoshoot, Airpods, a beauty makeover.

Registration at the door is available or you can send an email to mtprettycampaign@gmail.com.

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