Thirty eighth grade girls from Scoggins Middle School attended a conference May 3 in downtown Dallas along with school officials.
The event, sponsored by the Dallas Women’s Foundation, was intended to help build future leaders and empower girls to be their best selves through programs that teach them about themselves, their friendships, and healthy approaches to conflict. The conference was entitled Be Your #BESTSELF.
The Scoggins students listened to well-known authors Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls and Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes, present valuable information about healthy and effective ways to address conflict with friends, engage in effective and safe social media practices, and maintain a positive self-image and appropriate boundaries with others.
Principal Barbara Warner said the conference was an amazing experience for students and educators. The trip was coordinated by Scoggins counselor Jody Clark.
The event was created in 2013 to discuss how stereotypes and unrealistic expectations in the media affect young girls and their perceptions of themselves, according to organizers.
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