Here's The Story:
Did you know Oklahoma is the number one place for incarcerated women, leaving many children without a maternal influence in their lives. Some 132 women out of every 100,000 are behind bars -- almost double the national average. The traditional leader of the home is absent, leaving many children devoid of counsel, angry with authority figures, and confused about many things in life.
Soaring Eagles Youth & Family Services, Inc is partnering with Tulsa Dream Center to hold our 4th Annual Girls' Teen Summit in Tulsa, OK on March 25th & 26th, 2016.
The summit is a two day workshop and panel discussion where teenage girls are given an opportunity to listen to speakers on topics most relevant to young ladies today. The entire day is designed to pour into the young ladies while simultaneously breaking down the walls they've built.
Some of the topics that will be addressed include healthy relationships, skills in addressing bullying, health and fitness, resilience, the importance of education and career development, human trafficking, financial literacy, and much more. Our vision is that young ladies in our program will rise above adversity, inspire, and educate the community on issues that young ladies face in their lives and their ability to achieve self-sufficiency. We do follow-up with the girls after each summit; we want to make a difference in their lives. We are investing in the future of these girls.
We want to continue making this event FREE for the teenage participants.
We are staffed by trained volunteers that see a need and fill a need for our teen girls.
Donations go towards the following:
-Breakfast and lunch for the day, paper plates, cups, plastic cutlery, and napkins
-Door prizes and incentives
-Gift bags with various items (key chains, lotions, notepads & pens, inspirational trinkets, etc. for each girl)
-Travel costs for volunteer staff and event presenters (if not local)
-Registration/sign-in materials (ID tags, lanyards, copy paper for program/event agendas, pamphlets, and other related handouts)
Please check out our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/girlsteensummit
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us and how you can be a part of this amazing event!