Fowler Hosts First-Ever 'Girls Empowerment Summit'

     Published on 5/8/15   Tagged under:    District News   

Fowler High School hosted a pilot "Girls Empowerment Summit" for more than 50 girls, providing them with the opportunity to hear from successful women in the community. Girls heard presentations from guest speakers including Lepa Pullins (Trauma Task Force), DJ Bella (Syracuse's only female African American DJ) and NewsChannel9 reporter Jennifer Sanders. They also got to participate in breakout sessions where they could talk about issues of importance to them. 
 
Junior Sheonnie Adams said the event was inspiring. "I learned that no matter how hard things get, if you keep going, you can get anywhere you want to be," she said.
 
Classmate Shakevia Taylor agreed. "I liked today because I learned about people who have been successful in our community— they motivated us," she said. "DJ Bella was great because she went through a lot in her life, she made mistakes, and she overcame those things to become successful."
 
Event organizers say they eventually hope to expand the Girls Empowerment Summit to all girls in the school. Thank you to all who participated!