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Thursday 1 December 2022
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Fowler Hosts “Girls Empowerment Summit”

By Staff

 

Fowler SummitFowler High School recently hosted a pilot “Girls Empowerment Summit” for more than 50 girls, providing them with the opportunity to hear from successful women in the community, Syracuse City School District officials stated.

Girls heard presentations from guest speakers including Lepa Pullins, of the Trauma Task Force; DJ Bella, Syracuse’s only female African-American DJ; and NewsChannel9 reporter Jennifer Sanders.

They also participated in breakout sessions, where they talked about issues of importance to them.

Junior Sheonnie Adams said the event was inspiring. “I learned that no matter how hard things get, if you keep going, you can get anywhere you want to be,” she stated.

Classmate Shakevia Taylor agreed.

“I liked today because I learned about people who have been successful in our community. They motivated us,” she said. “DJ Bella was great because she went through a lot in her life, she made mistakes, and she overcame those things to become successful.”

According to organizers for the event, they eventually hope to expand the summit to all girls in the school, in the future.