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Young Women's Empowerment Summit 12-18 yrs old 4/18/2015

This event is FREE and open to all young women ages 12-18!
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: Harlem Police Athletic League (PAL), 441 Manhattan Avenue @ 119th Street, NY, NY 10026
Register for the resource fair and workshops at: * #YWES2015 *
Numerous women's organizations will be available to provide resources for:
  • job readiness
  • wellness
  • dance
  • theatre
  • music
  • and more!

Walk ins are welcome for the resource fair!

This event is part of a collaboration between the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, New York City Police Department, Police Athletic League, Children’s Aid Society, Council of Young African Leaders, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Girl Be Heard, Hance Family Foundation, Harlem Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Intervention, New York African Chorus Ensemble, New York Road Runners, The Soteria Method, Women Werk, and Youth on the Move, as well as author Keba Cairo.

Questions? Call (212) 335-9064 or email

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