‘Fabulous Me’ Conference Set For June 12, Theme Is #queenmode

Family Service Bureau staff at the 2014 Fabulous Me Conference.
Family Service Bureau staff at the 2014 Fabulous Me Conference.

Family Service Bureau is excitedly preparing for the fourth annual Fabulous Me Womanhood Conference on Friday, June 12, 2015. The conference is open young ladies ages 12 to 17 from the northern counties of New Jersey, including Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren and counties. This inspirational event has been planned by young women participating in the conference who are called Juvenile Female Ambassadors. These young ladies from across New Jersey have volunteered their time on weekends and after school to make sure the 2015 conference is a success. The conference is set to take place once again at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The theme of the conference this year is, “Find the inner strength to become a courageous positive leader! #queenmode.” In previous years, themes have included, “Celebrating the leader within me” and “Sisterhood.” This year, the overarching focus of the conferences is on leadership and professionalism with the goal of helping young ladies from across New Jersey to develop into positive female role models in their schools and communities. Topics to be discussed in breakout sessions include leadership, self-respect, relationships, educational planning and more! Vendors and resource tables are available for Juvenile Female Ambassadors and attendees are able to peruse during lunch.

The day will start with a continental breakfast and a welcoming address written and delivered by the Juvenile Female Ambassadors. Afterwards, the keynote speaker will take the stage to give an inspiring speech that will set the tone for the day by highlighting the theme of positive leadership. The day will then consist of two breakout session during which the girls will discuss the various topics prepared by outstanding guest speakers. The day will close with a return visit from the African drummers who will lead the young ladies in an interactive demonstration, which will leave the participants feeling empowered and ready to be leaders in their schools and communities.

The conference is funded by the New Jersey Governor’s Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Committee (JJDP) and administered by the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission. Preregistration is required. Anyone interested in participating should contact Ms. MaryKatherine Mitchell at mmitchell.005@gmail.com or call 973-412-2056.

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