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Shine On! Registration to Begin

Registration is about to open for an annual conference designed to increase self-esteem and resiliency in young girls.

The fourth annual Shine On! conference will be held from 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, to 10 a.m. Sunday, April 27, in Memorial Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.

This conference is open to all girls in the third, fourth and fifth grade. It includes 10 hands-on workshops about media literacy, communication skills and character strengths.

Shine On! also offers a free adult component, Raising Resilient Girls, which shows attendees how to build a healthy lifestyle and tackle adolescent obstacles young girls often face. Topics include Healthy Eating for Busy Families on the Go; How to Talk to Your Daughter About Her Body and Boys; and Social Media Awareness. Raising Resilient Girls will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in Hudson Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.

Major conference sponsors include Blue Shield of Northeastern New York, the Ernest Turner Memorial Trust, The Development Corporation, CVPH Foundation and Kiwanis Breakfast Club.

Organized by female SUNY Plattsburgh students as part of a class, Shine On! was founded in 2011 to better equip young girls with coping skills to resist the societal pressures they will face in middle school and beyond. 

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