About the Grow GatHERing
The Grow GatHERing is an event that forms a vital part of our comprehensive action plan, meticulously crafted to tackle the critical issues of substance use, mental health, and resilience in our youth. But wait, it gets even better! Not only is this event designed to address these pressing concerns, but it also promises an unforgettable experience filled with fun, excitement, and engagement. We've carefully curated the content and activities to ensure they have a blast while gaining essential life skills.
At the Grow GatHERing, we're providing participants with a gateway to bolstering their self-esteem, enhancing their self-efficacy, fostering emotional self-regulation, and nurturing the importance of supportive relationships and social connectedness.
Imagine the immense impact this transformative experience can have on your child's future. It's not just about a single event; it's about equipping them with the tools and resources necessary to navigate the challenges of adolescence successfully.
Saturday, September 9th, 2023
9:30 am-3 pm
(Check in opens at 9)
LEAD Innovation Center 7201 N Line Creek Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64151
7th or 8th grade female students in the 23-24 school year are invited to attend.
While the event is intended to reach youth in the Park Hill area, students from other areas can also register.
Event Schedule (Subject to change!):
9:00 am- Check In
9:30am- Kick Off and keynote speaker - Latrese Kabuya
Latrese Kabuya is a Mental Health Advocate, and Television and Podcast Host whose work is driven by her passion to uplift and encourage women to Discover, Connect and Express the best version of themselves, the Real You!
Latrese is a recognized empowerment speaker, coach, and media personality. She is the Founder of Let's Get P.R.E.T.T.Y.™. and It's All About You™
Latrese hosts her own Internet YouTube/Podcast Series, “Insights with Latrese,” where she engages on various topics about "real life, real you, real good". She was a “Fill In” TV Host on a local NBC television show and is currently a TV Segment Contributor on a CBS affiliate as a mental health advocate.
10:30am- Choose Your Path Workshops
11:45am- Pizza and Free Time
12:30pm- Rotation Stations
2:15 pm- Laugh and Launch: This session brings all of the participants together to celebrate what we learned today and launch into the world empowered.
2:15pm- Parent/Guardian session
Here are some results from last year:
Here are our favorite quotes from our parent/guardians when asked what were some of the key takeaways their participant shared with them: