Adult/Chaperone Agenda

8:00 - 8:45 am Registration
8:45 - 9:00am Welcome
9:00 - 10:00am Keynote Address: Dr. Joy DeGruy History! Trauma and Education

This presentation focuses on helping young women find their voice to move themselves and their community foreword by choosing Integrity in the moment of choice.

10:15am - 11:30am Nicole Hoyes-Wilson Finding Hope

Being a young woman of color while trying to navigate systems not designed for you, is challenging to one’s body, mind and soul. Racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression are traumatic. Finding hope in the midst of struggle is a protective factor for the mental and emotional health of our young women of color. For those of us supporting these young sisters, it is vital that we attend to our own self-care. This is especially true if we also hold a marginalized identity. During this session we will explore ways to keep ourselves motivated, healthy, and hopeful. We will also learn about different resources (phone apps, websites, and books) that can help in keeping hope alive for our young sisters.

11:40am - 12:40pm Tania Lopez and Belen Bazan Social Power Hour

The YELL Planning Committee heard your request for more time to network amongst yourselves. You- the adults who chaperone YELL- are champions in our community serving young women of color with a variety of much-needed supports. We will guide participants through a couple simple and fun exercises to build community, connect across sectors, and encourage collaboration beyond YELL. Bring your business cards and a smile!

12:40pm - 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm - 2:30pm Bahia Social Justice, Education and Continuous improvement

This presentation is about Parenting, teaching and Leadership and will provided strategies for how adults can use their voices assist young women in discovering theirs.

2:45 - 3:45pm Student Panel

Highline College students will engage in a conversation around the services and programs that have been an assistance to them as young women of color on a college campus. The transition can be tough for many of our young women of color so we asked the students to share their experience as a college student and personal enrichments and nuggets they have received as young women of color since leaving high school. In addition; talk to what they wished they would have gained in high school before entering college. This session will be applicable to engaging with our young women of color.

3:45 - 4:00pm Closing