FOR SENIORS ONLY! 2018

with the success of for seniors Only! in 2016, We're bringing it back! 

FOR SENIORS ONLY! has been specifically designed to strengthen and empower graduating high school seniors as they broaden their journey into womanhood, enter college, and ultimately prepare to become agents for change in both their individual and interpersonal lives for the purpose of becoming an active, engaged and influential global citizen; who believes she can transform not only her community, but the world. 

Date & COST:

SATURDAY, JUNE 23rd &
SUNDAY, JUNE 24th
WEEKEND REGISTRATION IS $45.00

 

LOCATION: 

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
THE WHARTON SCHOOL
3730 WALNUT STREET

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018 (For Seniors Only!)


MANAGING YOUR LIFE & YOUR STUDIES

Freshman year of college may be the hardest year of all. The challenges vast, the choices numerous, and the freedom often overwhelming. Our objective is to provide candid advice and useful strategies to help graduating seniors navigate the complex freshman-year terrain.

 

RAPE CULTURE & THE CHANGING CULTURE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

Historically entrenched stereotypes about black women continue to contribute to the dangerous myths that they are “not rapable.” – African American Policy Forum

"25% of college women are sexually assaulted during their time on campus."

This conversation will be a no holds barred dialogue around sex in college; a music industry that promotes rape culture & how it plays out on college campuses; and what you need to do to protect yourself and your sisters.

 

INTRO TO POP! POWER, OPPRESSION & Privilege (AFTERNOON)

POP! Facilitated by UYS Social Justice Director & Columbia University Professor Zerandrian "Z" Morris, is a deeply reflective space where we will analyze our identities and their connection to larger society.  We will look at the different ways power is experienced in our society (from within, with and over others).  Through fun activities, we will have deep and reflective discussions about our experiences in relationship to social class, ability, race, gender, sexuality, religion, and other systems of privilege and oppression. 

 

THE NECESSARY ART OF SELF-CARE FOR BLACK GIRLS

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde

We will introduce and initiate the regular (and critical) practice of self-care with our seniors with a focus on the following areas (mental & physical health/wellness):

  • Free Movement
  • Meditation (getting quiet & getting still)
  • Journaling
  • Art
  • Self-Preservation
 

SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2018 (For Seniors Only!) 


MANAGING YOUR COINS in college!

This workshop will help girls forge a healthy relationship with money, and introduce them to the fundamental basics of money management.  So many young women during their freshman year make the mistake of opening lines of credit that leave them with not only student loan debt at the end of their four years of college, but also the often overwhelming burden of credit card debt!  A debt that could have been avoided with the proper financial knowledge as an incoming freshman. Our intention is to provide these seniors with a tangible understanding of money, credit, budgets, and overall finances in order for them to make well-informed decisions when it comes to their COINS!

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS & DATING RESPONSIBLY 101

This session is an interactive conversation about dating on campus.  The workshop is designed to help young women make a well-informed transition to college by equipping them with practical tips and 'real talk' on how to avoid potentially harmful relationships and unnecessary attachments.  The heart of this session will clearly outline how the relationships they develop will directly impact their college experience. 

"1 in 4 students will contract an STD during their time in college."

"60% of 'Acquaintance Rapes' on college campuses occur in casual or steady dating relationships."