Girls ages 11 to 18 across Los Angeles County are invited to attend the I Matter: Girls Empowerment Conference hosted by the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation. In its fourth year, the free event provides an inspirational day that encourages girls to turn up the volume on their own voices and believe in a life of possibilities by building their confidence, exploring pathways to college, and thinking about their career goals. The event offers interactive workshops, powerful speakers, networking, and exciting lunch activities. This year’s workshops include topics such as Building Confidence through Hip-Hop, Financial Literacy, and Cyber Bullying.
Originally started in 2015 as an empowering luncheon for 75 girls, the event has grown substantially to an inspirational conference that hosts hundreds of girls each year. This year, leaders are hoping for 1,000 girls to be in attendance.