Our 6th Annual BE YOU CON 2020 is a free 1-day self-development event for young women experiencing homelessness, displacement, abandonment, and other adversities. The purpose of BE YOU CON is to expose young girls to the struggles and achievements of successful women. Many of the youth we serve have very few positive female role models who have actually revised their struggle and made it their motivation to set goals for themselves, work hard and become successful. We expose our youth to women who are relatable with similar backgrounds, with the goal of them feeling connected and empowered to overcome those similar barriers and obstacles. We encourage our girls to listen and interact with these empowered women with the vision that they will be empowered too.
During the one-day conference girls ages 11-21 will be served a full buffet brunch, hear from our Power Speaker Dr. Johnnetta McSwain, and then they will be escorted to a series of workshops that focus on various topics surrounding our theme "POWER UP". Our Workshops are led by experts in the field with the purpose to educate young women on major topics and assist them in creating a roadmap towards purpose and prosperity. Participants will get the opportunity to voice their concerns with current issues and develop techniques and skills to combat daily challenges. The vision of the Conference is for young ladies to walk away with a surplus of knowledge, a positive sense of sisterhood and support, along with the ability to go out there and conquer their biggest dreams.