TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI)- About seventy young girls from all over northeast Mississippi learned how to be empowered this weekend.
The Bancorp South Conference Center was the site of Girl Talk 2019 and Toyota was the signature sponsor.
5th through 9th-grade girls were equipped with skills like leadership development conflict resolution and as we see here self-defense techniques.
Event Chair Amy Tate says there is a reason why this program is geared to this age level.
“Studies have shown that at about 6th Grade girls confidence drops about 30 percent. So So we felt that capturing this age group help them close that gap with some of the skills we’re teaching them today,” said Tate.
One of the speakers was our own Aundrea Self who talked about personal branding. Tate says they hope the girls will be able to go back to their schools and share what they learned with other girls.