April 26, 2011
Amanda R. Warfield
University Relations and Marketing
Bowie State University to Host Girls Wellness Conference
(Bowie, Md.)-Bowie State University's Henry Wise Wellness Center will coordinate with the organization, Every Girl Can, in holding the 4th Annual "Smart Image" Conference: Healthy Body, Healthy Image Saturday, May 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Center for Learning and Technology on campus. The conference, a pre-Mother's Day event, will include inspirational and motivational presentations from experienced professionals in the fields of psychology, education, personal image, etiquette, civility, social work, nutrition, wellness and fitness. The keynote address will be delivered by Prince George's County District Court Judge, DaNeeka V. Cotton.
Workshop topics include cooking easy healthy meals, fitness and health, skin and hair care, civility (table etiquette, etc.), holistic weight management, and mother daughter walk and talk. In addition, one workshop will involve making dresses for girls in Haiti and Jamaica by using pillow cases and trimmings. Panel discussions will address areas such as raising girls to have a healthy body image and helping daughters build strong character, civility, kindness and respect.
Following the workshops offered before lunch, the girls and women accompanying them will be treated to an afternoon of high-spirited fun with health and fitness coach, Adrienne Corder from Corder, Pounders Youth and Family Wellness. A special highlight of the conference will be the surprise appearance of a Sony Music, Columbia Records, teen girl recording artist who is scheduled to bring a special message to the girls about the importance of a healthy body image.
Every Girl Can - 4th Annual "Smart Image" Conference:
Healthy Body, Healthy Image
$15 for adults; Free for girls between fifth grade and 10th grade
Light breakfast and lunch is provided.
Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 8:30 a.m.to 2:30 p.m.
Center for Learning and Technology, Bowie State University
Every Girl CanTM is a personal development and enrichment program that focuses on self-image, self-esteem and self-confidence issues. It also teaches girls the importance of civility, personal grooming and etiquette. Every Girl CanTM was created in the fall of 2006 as an after school program for 10-11 year-old girls at Takoma Park Middle School by Yasmin Anderson-Smith, who is a certified image consultant and president and CEO of KYMS Image International. For more information on Every Girl CanTM, contact Ms. Anderson-Smith at 301-792-2276 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the program and registration for the conference is available by clicking here.
Brandon Yancey, a Bowie State University graduate student majoring in organizational communications was a contributing writer for this media advisory.
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