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GirlFuture, School District Partner to Empower Local Girls

By Vickie Middlebrooks 

Special to the Boca Raton Tribune

GirlFuture and a coalition of 13 other local organizations will present the 3rd Girl Power Day in celebration of the International Day of the Girl on Sunday, Oct. 13.  Girl Power Day is for girls in grades 4 – 12 and the adults who care about them and will feature speakers and interactive workshops on topics such as parent-daughter communication, bullying, body image, self-esteem, leadership, decision-making, and financial and media literacy. The event gives girls the opportunity to learn about issues that matter to them.

Kim Mazauskas, Bullying Prevention and Intervention Coordinator in the Department of Safe Schools  with the School District and Dr. Elaine Rotenberg of Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service will lead a special workshop for adults entitled “Tweens, Teens, Bullying & Technology.”  Dana Edell of SPARK Movement NYC will deliver the keynote presentation “Light Your Fire!” about facing challenges head-on and making changes that make a difference.  Girls will also have the opportunity to write letters to girls around the world and have those letters delivered by UN representatives.

For the first time, the School District of Palm Beach County has joined the Girl Power Day coalition.  According to Julie Simons, founder and president of GirlFuture, “This partnership makes a huge difference in Girl Power Day by allowing us to reach even more girls and families.  Working with the school district is a giant step towards making a real difference to the quality of life for girls in Palm Beach County.”

Girl Power Day will be held from 12:30 – 5 p.m. at Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches, 3151 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach.  All participants must register for the event.  Registration is available online at and costs $10 per person or $25/family.  Scholarships are available.  Registration includes admission to keynote speech, interactive workshop sessions, closing activity, refreshments, and gift.

For more information, contact Julie Simons at

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