Sunday, February 25, 2007

United Female Empowerment Workshops

For the past couple of weeks, I've been helping set up some workshops in Clarksdale for this Saturday. Yesterday, 52 kids from 4 counties gathered in Clarksdale and spent 6 hours going to 5 workshops on things they don't necessarily learn in school: nutrition, fitness, health (on puberty and STDs), gender stereotypes, body image and healthy relationships. Here are a few pictures:

Cutting Up Fruit in the Nutrition Station

Working Out in the Cardiovascular Health Class

Stretching after Cardio

Eating the Results of the Nutrition Station (Fruit Salsa)

Acting Out an Oprah Show on Body Image

Girls from the QC in their UFEW Shirts at the end of the day

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you have to rent space, or did you use a school? It looks like everyone was having a great time! Who did all the organizing?

7:44 AM, February 26, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This looks excellent! good job!
love, auntie linda

11:27 PM, February 26, 2007  
Blogger Jessica said...

We used the adult vocational extension center of the local community college, so it was free. TFA members wrote the lesson plans for the courses, a 3rd year TFA member got the funding and got everything going, I ran the Clarksdale site, and two other corps members ran sites in Helena, AR, and Greenville, MS.

9:23 PM, February 27, 2007  

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