On June 9 and 10, 2012, The Boston Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC) will host its signature annual Blueprint Conference for Middle & High School Girls from the Metro Boston area.
The conference, a program of presentations, workshops and motivational exercises focusing on health and wellness (mental, emotional and physical), will be held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge.
Special invited guest Dr. Michelle Callahan, TV relationship expert and national media favorite, will be the event’s keynote speaker. Famed radio personality, Susan “Pebbles” Semedo from JAMN 94.5FM will open the conference welcoming the girls to the campus on Saturday morning. All women will speak on the importance of maintaining a healthy body and mind and celebrating the unique experiences and histories that shape a young girl’s life in today’s world.
Each workshop during the conference will be hosted by an exemplary woman from the Boston community, community leaders who work to make significant improvements in the lives of other women and young girls throughout the city.
Workshop leaders include Karla Romero of Mass Appeal International, Irvienne Goldson, Deputy Director ABCD Health Services, and Stephanie Everett, Chief of Staff from the Dept. of Transitional Assistance.
Before the conference concludes, the Boston Chapter of the NAASC and City Councilor-at-Large Ayanna Pressley will celebrate the inherent potential of the young women by presenting conference participants with citations from the City of Boston in recognition of their dedication to service.
“Throughout the city of Boston, young women and girls in every community are faced with incredible challenges that threaten their potential to be powerful women leaders”, said Ashley Jenkins, Boston Chapter President. “The conference is an exciting opportunity to celebrate and foster these girls’ ability to have an impact in their neighborhood and within themselves, empowering them to create change with confidence.”
The Boston Chapter of the NAASC’s Blueprint Conference takes place from 8am to 5pm on Saturday and 8am to 4pm on Sunday at Building 6 at MIT, 128 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information please email [email protected] or call Bianca Tabourn at 215-783-1674.
Conference sponsors include: MIT, Partner’s Healthcare, Mass Appeal International, The Bert King Foundation, Starbucks Coffee Co., Novartis, Costco Wholesale, Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, Coca-Cola, Pop-Chips, Faith in Dreams Edutainment, Renita Falana Designs and Susi Art.
About The National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC)
The National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC) is the official organization that supports Spelman College - a historically black college for women - through financial gifts, student recruitment, sisterhood, community service and recognition of Spelman women.
The Boston Area chapter was revitalized in 2006 to meet the needs of Spelman College alumnae in the Boston area. The chapter sponsors events, works with the community and serves as a representative of Spelman College within the Boston area. The chapter is committed to informing prospective students and families, as well as the greater community about Spelman College and its benefits. For more information, please visit www.NAASCBoston.org or www.facebook.com/SpelmanBoston.
Official Website: http://www.NAASCBoston.org
Added by michelle26 on May 31, 2012