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Event addresses social issues impacting youth

By Staff | Feb 16, 2012

A group of Tyler County women has embarked on a mission to counteract the influx of negative imagery impacting America’s youth and empower young women in this area.

“Mirror, Mirror on the Wall,” a seminar developed by Pastor Lisa Fox and a panel of area women, will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 9 at Sistersville First United Methodist Church. The session is open to young women in grades 1-12, free of charge.

Keynote speakers for the event will be Lisa Fox, Audist Pancake, and Dr. Amanda Nichols. Break out sessions will be lead by Carrie Gorrell, Rev. Colleen Griffith, Toni VanCamp, Jonay Corley and Becky Pancake. These sessions will allow the girls to discuss age-appropriate topics in a small group setting.

Fox said, “We will be teaching the girls in our community about the things society doesn’t tell us is beautiful.”

The final discussion, slated from 9-10 p.m., is open to girls in grades 7-12. During this hour, adult mentors will focus on self-esteem, relationships and teen dating violence.