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2022 inspiHER Retreat Information

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

EVENT DETAILS:

Saturday, April 30th 2022

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Bloom-Carroll Middle School

Interactive workshops designed specially for girls in grades 5-8 focusing on:

  • LEADERSHIP

  • CONFIDENCE

  • RESILIENCE

  • SELF-CARE

  • COMMUNITY SERVICE     

We will also be providing an optional parent session at 9:30am on the topic "Talking to Your Child about Mental Health." Presented by Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Mentorship Opportunities for Junior & Senior Girls

*Community Service Hours Available

Interested in becoming a mentor for the 2022 inspiHER Girls Leadership Retreat? 


We are currently recruiting 30-40 high school junior and/or senior girls in Fairfield County who are interested in serving as mentors for the inspiHER Girls Leadership Retreat scheduled for Saturday, April 30th. 

The inspiHER Mentorship Program is an excellent opportunity for junior and senior girls to cultivate their own leadership skills and earn community service hours at the same time.


THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS FRIDAY, APRIL 22ND


*All mentors must be available for the inspiHER Mentor Training session on Monday, April 25th from 6pm-8:30pm as well as all day on Saturday, April 30th. 

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Special Guest
Abby Miller

Nashville Recording Artist & Local Favorite

We are excited to announce Nashville Recording Artist Abby Miller as our special guest for the 2022 inspiHER Girls Leadership Retreat!


Abby Miller is a native of Lancaster, Ohio who began singing at the age of 6.  Abby will be sharing her story of overcoming fears and chasing her dreams in Nashville.  

During the opening ceremony, Abby will be inspiHERing us all as she performs her single, Beautiful You, a powerful song that encourages people to love themselves for who they are and not fall into the trap of comparison and perfectionism. 

 

 Schedule for Saturday, April 30th 

Registration & Participant Drop-Off

7:30am - 8:00AM 

Doors open for registration at 7:30am.  Parents/guardians will need to stop at the registration table to sign in each registered participants. Each registered participant will receive their swag bag and event t-shirt.

Get Connected! Meet your inspiHER Mentor & Light Breakfast

8:00am - 8:30am

Once registered, each participant will meet their mentor and join their fellow team members for some fun and engaging ice-breaker activities.  Each team will consist of 6-8 girls along with 1-2 high school mentors. Light snacks will be available.

Welcome & Opening Ceremony with Nashville Recording Artist - Abby Miller

8:30am - 9:10am

All participants and mentors will travel to the auditorium for the opening ceremony.  Parents are welcome to stay and sit in a designed area.  During the opening ceremony we will welcome each participant, go over the amazing schedule for the day, and get inspiHER with our Special Guest Abby Miller as she shares her story of overcoming her fears and chasing her dreams in Nashville.

Find Your Strong Fitness Session

for ALL participants in the gym

9:20am - 9:50am

All participants will travel to the gymnasium for our FIND YOUR STRONG Fitness Session to get their bodies moving and fired up for the day. This session will help lay a solid foundation for what it takes to be healthy, strong, and fit and show up each day as their best self. Girls will learn helpful tips about nutrition, exercise and mindset and how overall fitness levels will impact their social interactions, academics and athletics.

Optional Parent Session: Talking Mental Health to Your Child 

9:20am - 10:30am

This session, presented by Nationwide Children's Hospital, is an optional session for parents/guardians of registered participants attending the retreat.  This session addresses topics such as signs of depression, youth anxiety, and self injury;  warning signs and risk factors associated with youth suicide, and effective strategies for responding to these topics. *The session will take place in the middle school auditorium.

Breakout Session #1 

10:00am - 10:50am 

Participants will attend their first interactive breakout session.  Sessions topics will focus on leadership, confidence, resilience, self-care, and community service.  Please click here to view sessions, descriptions, and presenter information.

Session #1 Debrief with Mentors

11:00am-11:10am

Participants will return to their team table for a debrief of Session 2 with their mentor.

LUNCH

11:10am -11:35am

All participants will travel back to their team tables for lunch.  Mentors will facilitate some followup activities to help reinforce the learning from the earlier breakout sessions.

Breakout Session #2 

11:40am - 12:30pm

Participants will attend their second interactive breakout session.  Sessions topics will focus on leadership, confidence, resilience, self-care, and community service.  Please click here to view sessions, descriptions, and presenter information.

Session #2 Debrief with Mentors

12:40pm - 12:50pm

Participants will return to their team table for a debrief of Session 2 with their mentor.

Self-Defense Sessions with Fairfield County Sheriff's Department

1:00pm - 2:30pm (Grades 5-6);  2:45pm - 4:15pm (Grades 7-8)

The Fairfield County Sheriff's Department will be providing self-defense training for all participants and mentors. This interactive session will focus on creating an awareness and a strong survival-oriented attitude in the area of self-defense tactics and techniques.  The information presented will be coupled with specific physical training and presented by Sgt. T.J. Strawn, Det. Roy Maple, Tiffany Hedrick, Dep. Dustin Beavers. (Split group: 1/2 of the participants will be in the Community Service/Gratitude Session) 

Community Service/Gratitude Projects

1:00pm-2:30pm (Grades 7-8); 2:45pm-4:15pm (Grades 5-6) 

During this session participants will work on individual gratitude projects and as well as a community service project to benefit youth in our community. (Split group: 1/2 of the participants will be in the Self-Defense session with the Fairfield County Sheriff's Department.

Closing Session in Gym

4:30pm - 4:45pm

For the closing ceremony, students will travel to the gym for some closing remarks and words of inspiration as we bring our first leadership retreat to a close.

Dismissal for Participants 

4:45pm - 5:00pm

Participants will prepare for dismissal.  Parents/guardians and/ or individual designated to pick up participants must stop in the auditorium to sign out each participant.

 

Breakout Sessions & Presenters 

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RESILIENCE:

Goodbye Fear, Hello Courage!

Shianne Swinehart
Identify Designs and Ohio University Lancaster 

Fear is a LIAR! Let go of what holds you back and welcome opportunity without the fear of failure.

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CONFIDENCE: 
Smile from the Inside Out

Dr. Danielle Johnson-Curry, Aubrey Neeley, and Stacy Smith 

Gentle Dental Care

Embrace your individuality and feel confident being YOU. You are a unique, one-of-a-kind and beautiful YOU.

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CONFIDENCE: Smile from the Inside Out

Aubrey Neeley

Gentle Dental Care

Embrace your individuality and feel confident being YOU.  You are a unique, one-of-a-kind and beautiful YOU.

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CONFIDENCE: Smile from the Inside Out

Stacy Smith

Gental Dental Care

Embrace your individuality and feel confident being YOU. You are a unique, one-of-a-kind and beautiful YOU.

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SELF-CARE: 
Junior High 101

Joey Conrad

6th Grade Teacher

Bloom-Carroll Local Schools

Junior High can be a time of sticky social situations and self doubt.  In this session, girls will learn helpful tools about self care, developing confidence, and being 100% comfortable with being yourself. Girls will learn how to feel awesome and build confidence that only comes from being unique.

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RESILIENCE: Self-Defense Training

Fairfield County Sheriff's Department

The Fairfield County Sheriff's Department will be providing self-defense training for all participants and mentors. This interactive session will focus on creating an awareness and a strong survival-oriented attitude in the area of self-defense tactics and techniques.  The information presented will be coupled with specific physical training and presented by Sgt. T.J. Strawn, Det. Roy Maple, Tiffany Hedrick, Dep. Dustin Beavers.

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SELF-CARE: 
Find Your Strong

Jill Allen

Jill Allen Coaching

Let’s be fit, fierce and unstoppable!  Being healthy, strong, and fit provides a foundation that will encourage girls to show up as their best self. The girls will learn helpful tips about nutrition, exercise and mindset and how overall fitness levels will impact their social interactions, academics and athletics.

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LEADERSHIP: Girls Who Code

Robin Caudill & Jennifer Bradley, Mother/Daughter Duo

Many girls start out being interested in STEM topics, but veer away from these areas as a choice for a career path. The drop-off for interest in computer science usually happens for girls between the ages of 13 and 17. Girls Who Code and many other organizations seek to change that by encouraging girls at an early age to learn how to program and enter the field of computer science. In this session, girls will get a chance to learn about coding and about women in the computer science space.  Girls will also be invited to join a new club of Girls Who Code in Fairfield County.  Stay tuned!

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LEADERSHIP: Let Your True Colors Shine in Leadership

Sarah Collins

Lancaster High Assistant Principal

Ever wonder why you click with some people and not others? Come learn how to let your true colors shine as you explore how to maximize your leadership skills by recognizing personality traits in yourself and others.

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OPTIONAL PARENT SESSION: Mental Health

Dr. Ambrele Prater, LPCC-S

Suicide Prevention Clinical Lead Supervisor

Nationwide Children's Hospital

This session, presented by Nationwide Children's Hospital, is an optional session for parents/guardians of registered participants attending the retreat.  This session addresses topics such as signs of depression, youth anxiety, and self injury;  warning signs and risk factors associated with youth suicide, and effective strategies for responding to these topics. *The session will take place in the middle school auditorium.

 

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." 

Eleanor Roosevelt