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General Retreat Information ~

Saturday, April 18th at Bloom-Carroll Middle School

We have a jam-packed day filled with engaging activities and interactive workshops to inspiHER girls to dream big, believe in themselves, and to become confident leaders of tomorrow.

Saturday, April 18th 2020

8:00AM - 4:30PM

Bloom-Carroll Middle School

Interactive workshops designed specially for girls in grades 5-8 focusing on LEADERSHIP, CONFIDENCE, RESILIENCE, SELF-CARE, and COMMUNITY SERVICE ~ plus

sessions on self-defense, yoga, and more! 


*Registration is limited to the first 200 girls that register online.

Special Guest & Keynote Speaker  ~
Nashville Recording Artist
Abby Miller

We are excited to announce Nashville Recording Artist Abby Miller as our special guest and keynote speaker for the 2020 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.  

Abby will be inspiHERing us all as she performs her latest 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. 

We will be sharing more information on Abby Miller as well as her music video soon! So stay tuned! 

Video Coming Soon
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Attention Senior High School Girls in Fairfield County

Interested in becoming a mentor for inspiHER?  We are seeking 40-50 high school senior girls in Fairfield County who are interested in serving as a mentor to a small group of 5th - 8th grade girls on Saturday, April 18th.  

Any senior girl interested must complete the application packet, go through our interview selection process, and if selected, must attend a 2-hour training prior to the event. 

Mentor Application Form

Mentor Recommendation Form

Registration is open to girls in Grades 5-8

Registration opens on Thursday, February 20th for girls in grades 5-8 residing in Fairfield County. 

The registration fee for each participant is only $25.

This affordable fee is possible due to the generosity of community sponsors and individuals who made donations in support of the mission of inspiHER.   



 Schedule for Saturday, April 18th 



Registration Opens

8:00am - 8:30am

Registration & Meet and Greet with Mentors

8:30am - 8:50am 

Welcoming and Opening Ceremony in Auditorium

8:50am - 9:10am

Opening Keynote Speaker ~ Abby Miller

9:20am - 9:50am

Yoga for ALL participants in the gym

10:00am - 11:00am 

Breakout Session #1 

11:10am - 12:10pm

Breakout Session #2 

12:15pm - 12:45pm


12:50m - 1:50pm

Breakout Session #3 

2:00pm - 2:50pm

Self-Defense Class 

3:00pm - 3:50pm

Community Service/Gratitude Projects

4:00pm - 4:20pm

Closing Session in Gym

4:20pm - 4:30pm 

Prepare for Participant Pickup 

Community Sponsors for inspiHER 2020

We would like to thank our community sponsors for supporting the mission of the inspiHER Girls Leadership Foundation.

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Fairfield National Bank

Our 2020 Title Sponsor

"Now more than ever, we need to support and empower young girls to follow their dreams and to believe in themselves." ~ Molly Bates, Marketing Director for Fairfield National Bank.


Krile Communications

2020 Confidence Sponsor

"Women need to not only be empowered and confident, but also to build each other up so we can work together to make the world a better place." ~ Angela Krile


Kelly Abbott & The "A" Team

2020 Confidence Sponsor

"This is such a critical time for our young girls as the need to develop self-confidence is so important.  We all have different qualities and talents.  Celebrate your uniqueness! May you always know that 'You are beautiful...for you are fearfully and wonderfully made.  Psalms 139:14."   ~ Kelly Abbott


Clark Insurance

2020 Confidence Sponsor


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Jill Allen Coaching

Specialty Sponsor:  Fandanas & Water Bottles

"Young girls who believe in themselves turn into confident women who chase their dreams, who will lead and continue to make a difference in the lives of others...and it starts with us paving the way to help girls see the possibilities." ~ Jill Allen


Gentle Dental Care

Speciality Sponsor: Yoga Mats

"Girls rock...and they should know it! Lift each other up, follow your dreams, and be YOU!" ~ Dr. Jennifer Lape


Pediatric Associates of Lancaster

Specialty Sponsor:  Journals

"As a female led pediatric practice we are proud to extend our support to the young women of our community through inspiHER! We agree strongly with the inspiHER core values of working to highlight leadership, confidence, resiliency, self-care, and community for our up and coming female leaders! Our motto is, "Let's Grow Strong Together" - and through our relationship with inspiHER we anticipate a burst of growth in our community through their empowered journey." ~ Pediatric Associates of Lancaster


Fairfield Medical Center

Kindness Sponsor

"At Fairfield Medical Center, we value and understand that healthy adults begin with healthy kids.  We are excited to support inspiHER and applaud this foundation for promoting positive mental health and well-being in young girls."


Meet our Team

The inspiHER Board of Directors are leaders from the business, non-profit, and public sectors who are dedicated to contributing their time, talent, and resources towards advancing their mission and expanding communities committed to increasing leadership opportunities for girls and women across our region.


About Us

The InspiHER Girls Leadership Foundation is a non-profit organization located in Fairfield County, Ohio dedicated to educating, supporting, and inspiring young girls in the areas of leadership, self-confidence, personal development, and community service.


To inspiHER girls to dream big, believe in themselves, and to become girls of action in their schools and community.


To connect with young girls at the critical ages of 10-14 when confidence levels begin to decline and social pressures begin to increase and provide them with the support, resources, and skills to overcome these challenges and become girls that grow and thrive in today's world.





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

Eleanor Roosevelt


Breakout Sessions & Presenters 


Developing the Leader in You 

Dr. Jennifer Miller, MD 

Pediatric Associates of Lancaster

Why fit in when you were born to stand out? You are capable of being the kind of leader you would want to follow! Learn to develop your leadership skills and always seek leadership opportunities. (5th & 6th Grade Session)

LEADERSHIP: Let Your True Colors Shine in Leadership

Sarah Collins

Lancaster High School Counselor

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. (7th & 8th Grade Session) 

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. (7th & 8th Grade Session)

CONFIDENCE: Self-Defense & Anti-Bullying Empowerment

Chelsea LaGrasse

Learn how to be aware of your surroundings, be confident, set boundaries, and learn skills to deal with common attacks and situations. (General Session)


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. (5th & 6th Grade Session)

Be Fit and Fierce

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. (5th & 6th Grade Session)

SELF-CARE:  Yoga Session

Jacquie Moku

Pearl Yoga

Participants will begin the morning with a powerful yoga session to help them tune out stressors and get them geared up for a great day of learning!  Each participant will receive a yoga mat  ~ compliments of inspiHER and Gentle Dental Care in Lancaster. (General Session)


Relationship Spectrum

Chelsey Getz and Caitlin Tully

The Center for Family Safety & Healing

All relationships exist on a spectrum from healthy to unhealthy to abusive. This interactive session asks participants to decide where real life scenarios belong on the relationship spectrum. Participants will also examine facts and myths about teen dating including the use of technology in relationships. (7th & 8th Grade Session)


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. (5th & 6th Grade Session)