Girls Empowerment Health Fair

The Girls Empowerment Health Fair is a day dedicated to celebrating girls, both by giving them an "Empowered Bag" with a sports bra, period kit, and literature related to female health and development and by giving them access to community resources, including panel discussions from community leaders, that will empower the girls through knowledge and experience to embrace their uniqueness and explore the benefits of an active lifestyle. One of the goals of the Girls Empowerment Health Fair is to normalize what girls go through by creating space for movement and conversation around female health and development.

 

2018 Girls Empowerment Health Fair at West Homestead k-8

The first Girls Empowerment Health Fair was a collaboration with the Miami-Dade County Public School System. The Fair occurred on Friday, October 19, 2018 at West Homestead K-8. One hundred girls in fifth- through eighth-grade participated and were present for a panel discussion that addressed topics such as breast health, puberty, consent, goal-setting, and embracing the idea that “girls will be girls and that’s pretty awesome.”

Speakers:

  • Joane Buteau , Physician Assistant, MDAHEc

  • Dana Koman, Breast Cancer Survivor, Marketing Consultant & Writer for Wild Coffee Marketing

  • Kiara Smith, Student from FIU, Public Health

  • Beatriz Vidales-Ortiz, MDCPS Title I Migrant Education Program

  •  Dr. Jamell Walker, Medical Director Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jackson South Medical Center

 A special Thank You to Handful for providing the sports bras and to lululemon for their generous grant.