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April 2010
Table of Contents
1. Double Dutch Magazine Teen Conference
2. Sista-to-Sista Youth Summit
3. Sigma Gamma Rho Youth Symposium
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Hi ,

I participated in some great teen events in March and as always will continue to "keep you in the loop" about different events and organizations available for teens.

We are also very excited to announce our 1st "Celebrate Hip-Hop Girls" Teen Conference on September 18, 2010. We are looking forward to providing a platform for girls to have fun and be inspired. More details about topics and registration are listed below:)

Have a fabulous month of April,

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Teen Conference!!

As a candidate on the campaign trail, President Barack Obama and his staff used a phrase to keep them excited about the campaign. It was "Fired Up! Ready to Go!" and so are we!

On Saturday, September 18, 2010, Double Dutch Magazine will present its 1st "Celebrate Hip-Hop Girls" Teen Conference for girls ages 12-17 (middle school to high school). This FREE event will be held in Brooklyn, NY at the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza. The event will include discussions on health, careers, internet safety, entertainment and an expo of teen organizations. The event will also include breakfast and lunch. This is a FREE event, but you must register to attend.

Click here to register for the event or to support the event with a donation. We are also looking for event sponsors and volunteers. Please contact us via email or phone (800.284.8169) for more information.
Sista-to-Sista Youth Summit

Photo by Tamika Johnson.
Teen in GNEP conference expresses her point of view in workshop.

The Gye Nyame Empowerment Project (GNEP) held its 3rd Annual Youth Summit on Saturday, March 13, 2010 from 9 AM to 9 PM at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY.

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Teens address topics in workshop.

This was my second time participating in the conference and it did not disappoint! The GNEP Youth Summit is an event for over 100 high schools girls. Through a series of workshops and panels, girls learned about health, fitness, careers, the representation of women in the media and the power of forgiveness. I was one of the workshop leaders for the forgiveness sessions and it was a very enlightening experience. The girls shared angry or hurt feelings towards friends, family members or ex-boyfriends. Each workshop leader discussed how they were able to forgive and why it's important to forgive someone for your own happiness.

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L-R: Beverly Bond, former model and founder of Black Girls Rock; Malik Yoba, actor and creator of the web series, "Shop Talk"; and Michaela angela Davis, writer on urban style, culture and politics.

Actor, Malik Yoba, was also in attendance to share his experiences in the acting industry and the representation of women in media. Yoba is also the creator, writer and director of a new web series, "Shop talk: What's on the Hearts of Men."

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Members of Black Girls Rock showcasing their DJ skills.

The djs and emcees of Black Girls Rock kept the crowd hyped, especially during the freestyle competition. Girls were able to show their skills in poetry, singing and dance. It was fabulous to see all the girls united for such a positive event.
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Girls having a great time at the summit.

For more information on GNEP visit their website:
Link to GNEP Website
Sigma Gamma Rho Youth Symposium
The Kappa Sigma NYC Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho, Inc. held its Youth Symposium on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at the 125th Street Library in Harlem.

The theme of the symposium was "It's All About Me-Healthy Choices, Healthy Living, Healthy Generations." It was a pleasure to speak with teens and college students about cyber safety and protecting one's reputation online. We had a candid discussion on how bullying or sending nude photos can have legal consequences. Although some laws are currently being changed, teens sending explicit photos can still be charged with distributing photos of minors. Some teens or young adults have even been charged as sex offenders. This can limit where they live and work. We all gave each other suggestions on how to stay safe online.
Attendees received lots of great insight and the symposium also included presentations on self-development and empowerment by Maurice Patterson and Cheryl Riley of Nurturing Inner Achievement Organization; teenage pregnancy by Jessica Rivera of Planned Parenthood NYC; and OperationBigBookBag presented by Kappa Sigma Chapter members.

Special thanks to Chapter President and Youth Symposium Chair, Cynthia Horner, for providing me with an opportunity to educate teens and college students on internet safety.
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