The Power of Girls and Jr. NBA Host Second Annual Virtual Girl Power Summit


( ENSPIRE Community Spotlight ) The Power of Girls Created This Free Event to Inspire and Empower Young Girls

This weekend, The Power of Girls is teaming up with the Jr. NBA to hold the second annual “Her Time to Shine” summit for young girls. This summit will help set young girls up for success by inspiring them and providing them with valuable skills.

The virtual summit will equip young girls with a wide range of resources designed to improve self-awareness, confidence, and leadership skills through a series of panel discussions and interactive workshops. The virtual summit will feature guest panelists such as former WNBA player and CEO of the TY1 Gear apparel line Tamera “Ty” Young and youth activist Mari “Little Miss Flint” Copeny. Additional participants will be women executives, influencers, WNBA players, and advocates with the Keynote Speaker being Arielle Chambers, Founder of Bleacher Report’s HighlightHER and Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree.

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“The Power of Girls is excited to host ‘Her Time to Shine’ with the Jr. NBA for the second year in a row!” says The Power of Girls Founder Tameka Kee, “We are expecting to have over 500 girls in attendance from around the world, and we look forward to making a positive, lasting impact on each and every one of them.”

“Her Time to Shine” will comprise three innovative sessions: Leading by Action, Her Time to Shine, and Her Time to Be Heard. Participants will also be encouraged to engage in a variety of breakout workshops centered on leadership, self-care, creativity, and S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Girls will showcase their skills and interests during the summit’s talent show, which offers cash prizes for winners.

The summit will build on the pillars of Her Time To Play, which the Jr. NBA launched in 2018. The Jr. NBA is the NBA and WNBA’s global youth basketball program for boys and girls. Her Time To Play was created to inspire the next generation of girls to play basketball in a positive and healthy way and provide them with ways to engage with one another through the sport. The curriculum combines on-court training with off-court life skills lessons to help girls build confidence, face the challenges of adolescence and learn the values of the game.

The Power of Girls is a nonprofit organization based in Atlanta. Their mission is to serve, inspire and empower young girls to develop into confident, well-rounded global leaders through mentorship, team building, and cultural experiences.

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This event will be an incredibly educational, empowering, and bonding experience for the young girls who attend from all over the world. Sometimes a small bit of encouragement is all someone needs to start down a path of success. This summit will give young girls the confidence they need to follow their dreams.

To register for the virtual summit, visit The Power of Girls’ website. Follow them on Instagram to keep up with all their news. To learn more about the Jr. NBA, visit their website or follow them on Instagram.

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