|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
of Girls’ Programs for Mission Network.
|Learn how to communicate with girls who are always communicating...|
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.
of the afternoon unfolds in a series of talks and
workshops based on these themes:
• Meet the iGirl
• 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
• 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 email@example.com.