The Camden Girls Festival Morphs Into: Let’s Do Brunch!

8th-12th grade girls and their moms or other adult friends
are cordially invited to attend a scrumptious Sunday brunch followed by guest speaker, Catherine Steiner-Adair’s talk:
Survive and Thrive!

At the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport,Maine
Sunday April 30th, 2006

Brunch at 11                                       Speaker at 12                   Optional discussion at 1

The Y will make its wonderful facility available all afternoon free of charge for attendees who wish to work out or swim after the luncheon.

Why is it, we asked ourselves, that at the turn of the 21st century so many girls struggle to claim their strengths?  
Why do so many girls, unlike many boys, hesitate to take up their rightful space in the world?

Girls are growing up in a popular culture and economy that continues to send them the message that what they look like is more important than who they are.  
In some communities, being the prettiest girl means being the thinnest;  in others, being the curviest; and in others, being the most buff.  
While the ideal image may vary, what remains sadly consistent is just how many girls refer to their bodies as the ultimate
measure of their own worth: just how many girls literally weigh their self esteem.

During the talk, Catherine will give girls an entirely different lens through which to see, know and value themselves.  
She will suggest ways not to only survive the popular culture but to go on and thrive!
To be able to say:
I know who I am.  I know that I matter.  I know what matters to me.

The luncheon is $10 for girls and $15 for adults accompanied by a girl.  Some partial scholarships are available.  The fee is $25 for adults attending without a girl.  
Click here for Registration Form. To register, please send a check to: Mainely Girls, P.O. Box 793, Rockport, ME 04856
For more information call 207 230 0170

We are grateful to MBNA and Knox County Community Health Coalition
for helping make this event possible.

Mainely Girls, a state-wide, non-profit organization, was first founded in 1996 with a two-part mission: to work with rural communities to assist them in focusing on girls’ needs in a preventative and proactive manner, and to work on the state level to bring about positive change for girls.