2009, News

OC students attend 5th Annual Mass. Conference for Women

Twelve young women from Old Colony RVTHS traveled to Boston to attend the 5th Annual Massachusetts Conference for Women, held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on December 9, 2009. The annual one-day event featured keynote speakers, a continental breakfast, and a keynote luncheon featuring Suze Ormon, a “one-woman financial advice powerhouse.”

The program also included a Young Women’s Forum especially designed for junior and senior high school girls, featuring such topics as “Think You Know How to Say No?” and “What’s Your Nutrition I.Q.?” Women and teens from Girls’ (Lifetime Empowerment & Awareness Program) taught the basics of self-defense, avoiding and de-escalating conflict, and using body and voice to manage emotions in the moment. A nutrition program presented by Lori Reamer of Canyon Ranch Spa revealed the truth behind common nutritional myths – participants gained the tips to eating right, no matter what the style.

Meant to inspire and empower our next generation of leaders, the program was presented to more than four hundred high school students, giving them an opportunity to hear from dynamic speakers, exchange ideas, and chart their own paths. Old Colony students expressed a positive response and were thankful for the opportunity given them by both the Massachusetts Conference for Women and the school.