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My iGirl: Decoding the Mystery
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One-day conference on January 23 in Atlanta’s Callaway Gardens offers advice on how to reach today’s techno-savvy teens & tweens.

My iGirl conference
The conference is on January 23 at Callaway Gardens in Atlanta.

January 12, 2010. Atlanta, Georgia.  Today’s teen and tween-age girls grow up conversant in technology, texting, chatting, and Facebooking, all the while jamming to their iPod. In some ways, they speak a language and live in a world all their own. Ever wonder how to communicate with them more effectively?

A one-day conference entitled “My iGirl: How She’s Wired and How to Connect,” intends to answer just that question.  The conference, to be held in Callaway Gardens, Atlanta on Saturday, January 23, aims to help parents, DREs, and youth ministers understand and communicate better with today’s techno-savvy girls.

Click here to view the flyer.

The conference will look at today’s teenage girl from a variety of perspectives, covering the spiritual, social, physiological, and psychological aspects that make her tick… or click.

The main presenters for the conference are consecrated woman Maria Knuth, author of “My iGirl: How She’s Wired and How to Connect” and Melissa Foley, Director
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of Girls’ Programs for Mission Network.

The conference begins at 8:00 a.m. with Mass and breakfast, followed by an introductory talk by Dennis Johnson, Director of the Office of Formation and Discipleship for the Atlanta archdiocese.

The rest of the afternoon unfolds in a series of talks and workshops based on these themes:
• Meet the iGirl
• Stolen Identity
• Body Building and Image Icons (Physiological Dimension)
• The Internal Wires of the iGirl (Psychological Dimension)
• Virtual Friends (Social Development)
• Ask the Question before Giving the Answer (Spiritual and Moral Development)
• Connecting with the iGirl

In addition to lunch and dinner with a guest speaker, there will also be team dynamics, questions and answers by age group, and the chance to meet and share experiences with other parents, educators, and youth ministers. The last event of the conference is the closing dinner, which begins at 7:30 p.m.

The $100 fee includes meals and materials.  Register online at www.missionnetwork.com/igirl-conference-atlanta. Questions? Contact mfoley@missionnetwork.com


PUBLICATION DATE: 2010-01-13


 
 

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