AKA Chapter Hosts 'Girls Rock' Conference

WI Web Staff Report | 11/7/2011, 10:25 a.m.

The Xi Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority of Washington, D.C., will host more than 300 middle school students, grades 6th through 8th, for Girls Rock: Emerging Young Leaders Empowerment Conference." The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Nov. 12 at the Walker Jones Education Campus, 1125 New Jersey Ave. in Northwest.

Xi Zeta Omega. is connected to D.C. through its community outreach and focus on the city's youth.

The conference, which is free of charge, is designed to empower young girls on issues relatied to self esteem, conflict resolution, fitness and healthy living and personal relationships.

The workshops have eye-catching titles to attract the girls' attention such as "Still Standing." which deals with sexual health, "Pretty Girls Swag," which encompasses presentation and social networking.

There will also be a special training workshop for parents and guardians who want to learn skills to better advocate for improved education, health and the social well being of their girls.