“Run Your World” is the theme for the next Beach Girls Rock! (BGR) workshop of the 2018-2019 school year, to be held Saturday, Jan. 12 from 8 a.m. to noon at Tallwood High School. This is the second of three BGR events offered for Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ female students in fifth through eighth grade. Sessions for parents are also offered at each workshop.
Sponsored by the division’s Office of Opportunity and Achievement and a host high school, each BGR workshop focuses on empowerment topics for young women, including healthy living, leadership and college and career readiness.
The keynote speaker for this workshop is Arielle Hankerson, a graduate of Tallwood High School and the College of William and Mary, and a program coordinator for Operation Smile. She will talk about her global studies and service to others. Afterwards, students have more than a dozen breakout sessions to choose from, including Body Positive through Cultural Dance, Introduction to Self Defense, Poetry Out Loud, Presenting Yourself Positively, Women in the Military, Sisterhood and Caring for Each Other, Environmental Stewardship, Showing Your Strengths and Smarts, Vision Boards, Financial Literacy/Management and Learning about Stepping.
Parents are also encouraged to attend the workshop, where they can talk to school division representatives, attend a Parent Panel discussion on high school life, and hear about the Global Studies and World Languages Academy.
Following the January event, one more BGR workshop is scheduled for March 30 at Salem High School. Students can register for these workshops through their school counselors, or at Tallwood High School Jan. 12 beginning at 8 a.m.
For more information about Beach Girls Rock! contact Dr. LaQuiche Parrott, director of opportunity and achievement, at email@example.com or 757-263-1218.