'Girls To The Moon' Campference Inspires Girls To Become Leaders

Posted at 8:41 PM, Sep 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-24 21:41:31-04

Today's girls face pressures like no other generation before, and "Girls to the Moon" has been empowering them to own their confidence.

"You've got to make the world better from what it was when you entered it, and collectively we can make it a better world," said Knight Stivender, CEO of "Girls to the Moon."
Many mothers brought their daughters to Nossi College of Art in Nashville, so they could learn together.
"It helps to be reminded what she's going to be going through, what I need to look for," said Christy James, a participant.
Girls were taught to love their bodies through thick and thin. Participants also learned how to manage their anger and strong emotions, as well as how to consent and how to say no. The campference held a panel to teach girls how to be bold and safe on the internet.
"'Girls to the Moon' teaches you since you're a woman you're able to do things a man can also do instead of feeling left out and not strong enough," said Yamiris Garfias,  a participant.
The leaders reminded the girls, it's okay if you fall down, as long as you get up to keep on going. The next "Girls to the Moon" campference will be in the Fall of 2017.
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