Here, you can find pictures, info and facts from the conference, along with all presentations and information we used.
This past weekend GGG’s youth conference took place (January 11th and 12th in Gainesville, FL). There we taught girls grades 8-12th about global issues, inspiring them to take action both in the local community and globally. This event was based on the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. Specifically we focused on ending world poverty and hunger, achieving gender equality, and ensuring environmental sustainability. During the event, participants explored these issues through community service projects, presentations from local and national organizations, and breakout sessions for intimate discussions, brainstorming, and networking.
Over 20 girls grades 8th-12th from Jacksonville, Gainesville, Alachua, and Duval attended the conference. We also had several very active adults participate. Throughout the conference we listened to several speakers; Anne Keller from the EPA, Karen Harris on maternal heath, and Peggy Halsey from UMCOR. We created 24+ sewing kits for women in other countries to start their own business, watched Half the Sky, and learned so much!
Towards the end of the conference a light bulb came on for some and we collectively started planning a protest against human trafficking for the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl creates the largest human sex trafficking event worldwide. We, Gateway Council want to plan and educate people across the country on this event. It was amazing to see everyone’s brain churning on the same topic at once and fully engaged. So inspiring. People were shouting out with ideas, sketching logos, researching, like a million little nerves working to move one arm, united and dedicated.
Stop the Violence
The Girl Effect; The Clock is Ticking
The Girl Effect
Half the Sky