New York, NY, September 2017 - Following the success of four consecutive Day of The Buffalo Girl Summits, the FREE annual event will once again take place on October 7, 2017 in the iconic Buffalo Museum of Science. This public-private partnership with the Zandra TLC Foundation is designed to raise awareness of gender issues and empower young women to take action against the status quo through education and entrepreneurship. The one-day event will be fun-filled with workshops, performances and discussions that will engage and stimulate attendees through science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and mathematics (STEAM), wellness and much more.
“When girls come together at Day of the Girl Buffalo 2017, they can share their own perspective on what really matters to them and teach themselves, adults, boys, and other girl’s new ways of thinking about gender issues. Using the tools, techniques and help from our network, we hope girls will feel empowered to address their issues and change the status quo. This is an awesome event and our goal is to keep hosting this event at no cost to the girls and their families so that they can freely get involved with all the activities that truly inspire them”, said Zandra Cunningham the 17-year-old entrepreneur and event host.
Day of the Girl Buffalo events will include Wellness Advice, Dance Performances, Creative Arts and DIY STEM projects, Business Basics - Build your own empire sessions, a Kids Business Marketplace and Vendor Marketplace. There will also be special speaker topics on bullying, cyber safety, teen physical and mental health, college preparedness and money management. Parents are welcome to explore these sessions, discover more about Buffalo at the Community Information Booths or relax at the Parent Engagement Lounge.
The Day of the Girl is an international movement designed to mobilize girls to explore their unique roles in the world. Each year, in the month of October, Zandra works with local partners to highlight issues of neglect and devaluation among girls. It uses its business platform to celebrate and promote the betterment and fulfillment of young girls - starting local and sharing their awareness and initiatives across the globe.
The Day of The Girl Buffalo 2017 is sponsored by CAO (Community Action Organization), the Buffalo Museum of Science, Cake Crazy Bakery, FabUBus Mobile Spa, Yogi In Da Trap and Living Well with DeChantell, Miracle Missions Full Gospel Church, Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, and Zandra.