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Girls L.I.T.T. Conference Tomorrow!


Raising the aspirations of young girls and inspiring them to be responsible citizens will be the focus of a leadership conference this week. More than 500 elementary, middle and high school girls are attending the Richland School District Two, Girls L.I.T.T. - Learning Interactively through Teamwork conference. This is the second year for this new mentoring initiative. Learning objectives include goal setting, having a responsible social media presence, healthy relationships, teamwork, dining etiquette, service learning and career awareness. The conference is taking place Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 9:45 a.m. at the Richland Two Institute of Innovation (R2i2), located at 763 Fashion Drive in the Village at Sandhill.

Spring Valley High School graduate and Medical University of South Carolina student, Hilton EllAnne Gilbert, will be the keynote speaker. Girls in high school mentoring programs will facilitate most of the sessions.
Richland Two Lead School Counselor, Dr. O’Tasha Morgan says learning to work well with others is key to creating healthy relationships. Additionally, students who learn these soft skills have an advantage as they seek personal and professional success.

“The very nature of teamwork requires cooperation, collaboration, and communication. If we can teach girls the power of teamwork, we believe they will come to realize their own individual strengths as well as the strengths of their teammates,” said Morgan. “This conference will offer students many experiences they may not be accustomed to that can really put them on a pathway to great accomplishments.”

This event will focus on girls ages 10 to 18 in grades 5 through 12. Participants will get an opportunity to give back by working on a service learning project benefiting the Oliver Gospel Mission’s, Toby’s Place for Women and Children, a homeless shelter and safe haven for women and their children.

A leadership conference for male students is scheduled for the spring.