2018 empowHER sessions: 4th & 5th grades
Girl Power: Fueling up with the right foods
This session will address the importance of fueling up with the right foods for having fun, being fit and staying focused. Eating the right foods helps you feel great and stay powered up to be the BEST version of yourself.
Lindsay Tarpley is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist in soccer from Kalamazoo. She is a decorated athlete who has 125 international appearances for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team. She's had success at every level along the way. She won her first gold medal at the age of 20 in Athens and her second in Beijing. Since retiring from the international game due to a knee injury, Lindsay has been part of a start-up company, Sweat Cosmetics. Their goal is to bridge the gap between beauty and fitness.
Emily Werner earned her master’s degree in human nutrition at Drexel University and subsequently became a Registered Dietitian. She is currently a Ph.D. student in kinesiology at Michigan State and works with Spartans Fuel, MSU’s sport nutrition department. Emily plans to focus her dissertation work on nutrition and athletic performance.
Empowered Girls' Tool Kit for Handling
Unfriendly Friends, Classmates & Bullies
For many girls, the world of friendship is filled with drama, hot/cold friendships and misunderstood meanness. Often girls on the giving and receiving side of the unfriendliness do not have the words, skills or strategies to deal with their emotions, be a genuine friend, handle the misunderstandings or set boundaries. Unstable friendships can impact a girl's confidence, self-esteem and self-worth, increasing their anxiety and ability to develop new friendships. Knowing how to handle unfriendly comments and conflicts and define boundaries sets the stage for giving girls the skills to have healthy dating relationships in the future. Girls will learn what genuine friendship is and how to have conversations and set boundaries with friends. Girls will learn strategies, exact words, tone of voice and body language to use in standing up to meanness.
Kimber Bishop-Yanke is the founder of Girls and Boys Empowered. For 20 years, Kimber has trained nationally and internationally on bully-proofing your children. Kimber develops curriculum and leads programs for kids, parents and professionals on how to build confidence and self-esteem, develop social skills and emotional intelligence, and deal with unfriendly friends, mean-spirited behaviors, relational aggression, and bullying. She has provided her program in Kenya and a number of countries in the Middle East.