Support Us and Meet Local Personalities at the 2nd Annual Young Women's Conference (La Plata, Maryland)

On October 24, 2009, the 2nd Annual Young Women of Color Conference for girls all races will take place at the College of Southern Maryland from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.  

We are expecting over 300 preteen and teenage girls, local and national businesses, girl-serving organizations and families to participate in the event. 


Participants and sponsors will have the opportunity to hear from and meet local personalities such as Keynote Speaker Lori I. Hall (Promotion & Marketing Director, WPGC 95.5/CBS Radio), Maureen Umeh (Fox 5 News), Surae Chinn (WUSA-9), Denise Rolark Barnes (Washington Informer), Micheline Bowman (My Voice DC, WTTG, Fox 5 News), Councilwoman Marilyn Bland (Prince George’s County Council), Commissioner Edith Patterson (Charles County), Linda Morales (College of Southern Maryland) and more.

This year’s theme is I AM POWERFUL and this message is too important for girls to miss! The girls will hear from Experts on topics such as: Leadership, Self-Esteem, Financial Management, Health, Eating Disorders, Lupus, Going Green, HIV/AIDS, Law and Politics…just to name a few.

Our goals is to raise $5,000 which will allow us to host the 2nd Annual Conference "Free" of charge to preteen and teenage girls in the local area.  We understand that we have a high fundraising goal and would appreciate your financial sponsorship. Your contribution of any amount between $10-$5,000 would greatly help reach the goal in time for our September 11, 2009 deadline.


This event is collaboration between the Young Women of Distinction and Hip Hop Education. The Young Women of Distinction is a nonprofit organization that engages and empowers girls in Southern Maryland to create social change.  The organization invites girls to lead, design, and implement community action projects that tackle issues girls face in their own schools, neighborhoods, and the world.  The organization has received several accolades for their work in the community.  The Young Women of Distinction has received recognition by the Charles County Commissioners and Congressman Steny Hoyer. Recently the founder received an Unsung Hero Award from the makers of Pine Sol and Ebony Magazine for her efforts to empower children. In addition, Charles County Commissioners presented the organization with a proclamation for the conference.


There are two ways to support this event.

1.      Make a donation right above

2.      Make an online donation  at

3.     Download the donation form and mail to:

Hip Hop Education

c/o YWCC

PO Box 31004

Capitol Heights, MD 20743



Name Sales End Price
Donation Ended Free