The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation this Saturday, October 9, will host the 7th “I Matter: Girls Empowerment Conference” which seeks to empower girls to pursue and achieve their dreams.
Girls ages 12 to 18 residing in Pasadena can attend the in-person conference with the theme “Girls with Dreams Become Women with Vision” at Loma Alta Park in Altadena from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event is free but registration is required. Transportation will be provided for participants at select sites on a first come, first served basis.
For more information regarding registration, and the shuttle service, go to https://parks.lacounty.gov/gec2021/.
Highlights of the event include workshops and panel discussions aimed at educating girls about various matters related to their pursuit of success.
The following are the workshop topics: Women in Tech, Step into your Power, Girls and Women with Vision, Pathways to College, Delete and Divide, and Sports and Dance Workshops.
Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in a resource fair, a picnic lunch and a dance party with a live DJ during the event.
Aside from Loma Alta Park, the Department of Parks and Recreation also provided two other venues for the event: the Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park along El Segundo Blvd. and the Hacienda Heights Community Center, along Valenciana Ave.
According to the parks and recreation department, organizers will implement COVID-19 rules including physical distancing, regular cleaning and inclusion of PPE for all staff and participants and the wearing of masks to prevent COVID-19 transmission during the event.