Women’s Empowerment Breakthrough Conference
Women’s Empowerment Breakthrough Conference is a 3-day retreat designed to educate and empower teenage girls in Yavapai County. The conference is held at the 4-H Camp on Mingus Mountain.
On Saturday, the girls attend workshops. WEB offers over 20 different workshops to provide girls with diverse opportunities to learn more about themselves. All of our workshops are taught voluntarily by women from Yavapai County who are experts in their various fields. The girls participate in workshops of their choice on a variety of topics such as aerial silks, changing the oil in a car, how to plan and pack for a backpacking trip, nutrition, mental health, dance, creative writing and so much more!
On Saturday night we have a camp wide talent show! We encourage participants and counselors to break out their talents: singing and dancing, performing the National Anthem in a chipmunk voice, juggling, playing your favorite instrument, reading an original poem, or even doing a cartwheel! During the show, WEB participants show off a talent they are proud of, and are supported by an audience of cheering peers!
Sunday morning is dedicated to a community art project. WEB participants partake in a different project every year. As a community, we create something together that showcases the theme of the conference.
The theme of the 2018 WEB conference is GRIT. We will be focusing on how to fail well, having grit, how to pick yourself up after failing. Girls respond to failure very differently than boys. Girls tend to view failure as lack of ability rather than a correctable issue or learning experience. Our culture tends to teach girls to be perfect rather than to be brave. WEB is aiming to instill a culture of grit and bravery with the girls we work with by helping them learn to ”fail well”.
How do you get involved?
Attend our conference! If you are a woman between the ages of 13-18 we encourage you to come to the conference! Email us at WEB@thelaunchpadteencenter.org or stop by The Launch Pad to pick up a registration packet! 302 Grove Ave Prescott, AZ 86301
Volunteer as a Counselor! We are looking for women ages 20+ to be WEB Counselors to mentor teens throughout the conference. Volunteers must commit to the full weekend (Friday around noon until Sunday around 3:00pm). We hold a mandatory counselor training in the beginning of April to provide you with all the tools you will need to have a great experience mentoring teenage girls!
Teach a Workshop! Do you have an expertise or a passion that could benefit teenage girls? Workshops are either 1.5 hours or 3 hours long and are all held on Saturday. Email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to present a workshop!