A new event aimed at encouraging young girls to reach for the stars and make a difference in the world will take place in downtown Phoenix on Saturday, August 27th. The Girls for Progress Conference was created by twelve-year old Aleena Valdez, an entrepreneur and founder of Aleena’s Lemon”Aid” Stand. She donates a portion of all her sales to charities that help children in need.
Now, she wants to help young girls like herself be the best people they can be. She wants to inspire other girls to change the world and encourage them to be active participants in their communities.
The Girls for Progress Conference will be a safe environment in which girls can work together, share ideas and discover new ways to change the world. The Girls for Progress Conference was designed to help girls become more aware of their social surroundings and changing perceptions of girls in the media. With the Girls for Progress Conference, girls who want to make a difference in the lives of others can find a safe space where they can find peer support and make positive relationships with others. Aleena and her Girls for Progress team are hoping to be a resource for young girls who want to go above and beyond.
Participants will hear from seven guests speakers, participate in discussions and see the film “Code Debugging the Gender Gap.”If you know of young girls, ages 12-17, who would be interested in attending the event, check it out: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-for-progress-conference-tickets-24977403085