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By Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation, 09/19/23, 4:30PM PDT


The I Matter-Girls Empowerment Conference Comes to East Los Angeles College for its 9th Year!


You’re invited to the 9th annual, I Matter-Girls Empowerment Conference
on Saturday, October 7th, 2023!

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (LA County Parks) proudly presents the return of this FREE event, returning to East LA College for its 9th year. Girls ages 12-18 will get the opportunity to hear from powerful women innovators, educators, trailblazers and beyond! Girls will have an opportunity to connect with their peers and speakers to feel connected, inspired, and empowered.

LA County Parks will host an array of exciting and engaging workshops, panels, and keynote speakers. Girls are invited to join and participate in all events, including a Girl Power Lunch Party and Resource Fair! We have a variety of experiences and workshops including:

  • Love is Respect - a safe space where we will encourage discussions about positive and healthy relationships. This workshop will include discussions about dating, negative peer pressure, bullying, harassment, rumors, slurs, and teen pregnancy etc.


  • Full STEAM Ahead - this hands-on workshop will be led by industry leading professionals that will introduce you to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, related career paths.


  • Girls Glow – this workshop will have discussions regarding self-care, body image, personal hygiene, puberty, and other changes related to growing up as powerful young lady.


  • Be You Vision Board Party – with an emphasis on mindfulness and self-care, this art focused workshop will emphasize the importance of self-care and resilience. These art-based activities will take you on a journey of taking care or your mind, body, and soul.


  • My Community My Trauma – learn about Adverse Community Experiences and how trauma can be a barrier to your healing, well-being, and progress.


  • The Young Entrepreneur - learn about what it takes to jumpstart your own business. This thought-provoking workshop will inspire and teach the ingredients needed to succeed in the future.


LA County Parks is excited to bring back the Girl Power Lunch Party Experience complete with a Resource Fair hosted by over 25 government and community-based organizations. Spend time networking, connecting with peers and enjoying art-based activities all while enjoying lunch, music, and a dance party! You don’t want to miss this!

Registration is free and required. Space is limited, so register today!

Transportation will only be provided at select sites on a first come, first served basis. Please regularly check our Girls Empowerment Website for more details regarding transportation at