GAN – SGB Committee Hosts Mini-Conference on October 27

GIRLS ACTION NETWORK NEWS

Philadelphia, PA – The Girls Action Network SBG Committee will host a mini-conference on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Temple University-s Ritter Annex, located at 1301 Cecil B Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. Cost is $5 per student with breakfast and lunch included. The theme of the event is -“Unlocking Opportunities: Leadership, Education and Empowerment” emphasizing GAN-s core mission, which is the realization that greater steps needed to be taken to increase the number of: (i) students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (“STEM fields”); (ii) female students choosing occupations in these STEM fields; and (iii) workforce-ready graduates for the 21st century labor market who reflect a diversity of aptitudes and cultural perspectives, and who possess a personal foundation to contribute and lead in a global society. Conference participants will be able to attend various panel discussions and workshops. Girls, ages 12-18 are invited to participate. Parents are invited to join the afternoon Financial Seminar and the Keynote Address to be delivered by Jamira Burley, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Youth Commission. For more information and registration materials, visit EVENTS at www.girlsactionnetwork.org or contact Gail Hannah at 856-728-5336.

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