International Day of the Girl Event: Take Charge of Your Future
On October 11, 2019 the Great Potential Liberty Partnerships Program attended the International Day of the Girl Event Take Charge of Your Future, hosted by Westchester County Youth Bureau and a number of sponsors and partners, at Manhattanville College. The day was filled with engaging activities such as rock band performances, panel discussions, workshops, and a complimentary breakfast. The panel included remarkable women such as Raina Kadavil, Global Product Marketing Specialist at Mastercard, Erica Ayala, New York-based non profit consultant and freelance sports writer, Reverend Doris K. Dalton, preacher, teacher, and a community organizer in New York, and Judge Nichelle Johnson who has been a judge since April of 2016 in the Mount Vernon City Court. Music was performed by Kat Rodriguez, a multi-faceted grammy nominated musician, singer, saxophonist, songwriter, clarinetist, flautist, producer, arranger, composer and teacher. Workshops included uplifting activities such as The Fire Next Time: Being Your Authentic Self, Take Charge of Your Financials Future: From College to Career and Beyond, and participated in yoga. The program had an incredible attendance. Approximately 450 students came to participate in unique and engaging experiences that were made to “highlight and uplift girls around the world,”.