The Girls PRIDE Project is encouraging girls and young women, grades K-12 in the community to participate in our district wide “Real Women” Creative Expression Contest, which consists of essays, poetry, and artwork. The guidelines encourage participants to write or draw about the life of a woman whom they respect—a woman from history or a family member, friend, mentor, teacher, etc. The winning essays, poetry, and artworks will be sent to local papers and posted around the community and in libraries, schools, etc. The “Real Women” Creative Expression Contest will be judged by members of women’s groups, teachers, community members, and State Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages of the 22nd district.
To enter the “Real Women” Creative Expression Contest or to register your daughter, your sister or your group for this event, please contact Tammie Williams, Girls PRIDE Project Director, at (516) 945-5230 or via email at girlspride@Acceusa.org. We look forward to your participation. Registration begins on December 9th, 2013. All entries must be in by March 15th, 2014. Mail or drop off to Attn: “Real Women” Creative Expression Contest, 1690 Central Court, Valley Stream, NY 11580.
The winners will be honored at the Women’s HiERstory Month Celebration on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 from 11am to 4pm at the Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003, in conjunction with state and local sister organizations, elected officials and local school districts. The celebration will be filled with various activities including poetry, dance, music, health & wellness, and an empowering panel discussion.