Update: Registration for the March 17 Beach Girls Rock! workshop has been extended to Thursday, March 15.
“Stand Up, Step Up, Speak Up” is the theme for the third and final Beach Girls Rock! workshop of the school year held Saturday, March 17, at Ocean Lakes High School from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The empowerment series is open to Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) female students enrolled in grades 5-8 as well as their parents/guardians.
The workshop’s theme will be reinforced through activities focused on standing up for others and self; stepping up and out of one’s comfort zone and trying new things; and speaking up for people and causes that are important to students and their school community. Specifically, student sessions will include: Vision Boards/Life Scenarios (Stand Up), Mindfulness/Healthy Thinking (Step Up) and Public Speaking/Famous Women (Speak Up). Students also will learn about the division’s Mathematics and Science Academy at the high school. Parent sessions will discuss middle school and high school transitions, social media, the Mathematics and Science Academy and “What Every Parent Should Know About Being a Middle School Girl.”
The workshop’s opening session will feature keynote speaker Kelly Fowler, a newly-elected member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 21st district and a former VBCPS teacher. She will discuss the underrepresentation of women in government office and how she “stepped out” of her comfort zone to become an elected official.
Students interested in attending the final Beach Girls Rock! workshop are encouraged to register in their school counseling office by Monday, March 12. Limited registration will be available onsite March 17.
For more information about the Beach Girls Rock! series contact Dr. LaQuiche Parrott, director of opportunity and achievement, at 757-263-1218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.