First Annual KIPP DC G.E.M.S. Summit

On Saturday, May 19th KIPP DC hosted the first annual G.E.M.S. Summit!

In partnership with G.I.R.L. Inc and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc the Girls Embracing Their Magic & Strength Summit (G.E.M.S Summit) welcomed young girls and women from across Washington, D.C. for a day of empowerment and self-care! The day consisted of a series of sessions that highlighted all girls and women’s need to continue embracing their magic and strength!

  1. Wear your Crown: You are a Queen! – This workshop addressed key topics including self-love, empathy, and beauty representation in the media demonstrated through craft activities and spoken word. Girls crafted, and shared tools e tools necessary to become the Queens they were born to be!
  2. Wellness Workshop – Led by certified Zumba Instructor, Khalilah Branch. This session provided tips for a healthy lifestyle that pairs fitness and mental wellness exercises. The workshop emphasized key characteristics that build happy and healthy leaders such as respect, confidence, creativity, and coordination.
  3. What’s Next: Life After High School – This panel of ambitious and successful young women, each with a different background and career path, reinforced the idea that the possibilities are endless! Panelists included a military officer, physical therapist, entrepreneur and corporate professional, hair stylist, and current college student.

Many thanks to Joy Carter from Hustle Firm Radio, Ms. DJ Civil who provided the days’ tunes, and the all the moms and women who joined us. We look forward to seeing you all t the next G.E.M.S. Summit! Check out more photos

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Posted on May 22, 2018 in Community