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Ant-bullying conference for girls Sept. 22

Girl Scouts of Connecticut will be hosting an Anti-Bullying Conference on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Shelton Intermediate School.

This conference is for girls in grades 6 to12 and adults. The conference will feature a variety of workshops and activities ranging from bullying prevention strategies, building positive self-esteem and learning about social media and empowerment.

Girls may attend as an individual, with an adult, or with a troop. The deadline to register is Sept. 7 and may be done online at www.gsofct.org.

The conference’s keynote speaker is Alison Hill, Founder and Managing Partner of Critical Issues for Girls (CI4G), former manager of GSUSA P.A.V.E. the Way (Project Anti-Violence Education), and co-author of GSUSA’s aMAZE Journey guide.

“Girl Scouts of Connecticut recognizes the importance of bullying prevention in today’s society,” said Carol Keierleber, Interim CEO, Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “This conference is a great way for all girls in grades 6-12 to learn effective strategies to manage bullies, but also, how to relate to others to build healthy relationships. We’re pleased to host this conference, and integrate many of the activities that we offer through our signature program, Girlz R.U.L.E.”

Girlz R.U.L.E. is a program that focuses on four key words: Respect, understand, lead, and empower. Through a series of challenge initiatives, girls learn the positive and negative impact of their words and how to build healthy relationships with one another through a six to eight week series.

For more information visit gsofct.org.

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