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4/26/2018 Member News

City Youth Initiative Hosts One-Day Conference for Young Women in High School



Benjamin Kirby, Mayor’s Office, Director of Communications or 727-893-7882

City Youth Initiative Hosts One-Day Conference for Young Women in High School

St. Petersburg, Fla. (April 26, 2017) – City officials are expanding their commitment to youth in St. Petersburg with the second in a series of programs geared toward young women. The “JUST GIRL TALK” Conference, involving around 100 high school aged young women, takes place Friday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Drive S. Registration is full. The media is invited to cover the event.

Deputy Mayor and City Administrator Dr. Kanika Tomalin will provide welcoming remarks. Breakout sessions will focus on developing a personal success plan. Workshop topics include Money Moves, PowHER Panel, Zen Zone and Social Savvy.

Since 2016, Mayor Kriseman has articulated the city's commitment to changing the trajectory for our opportunity youth – promising to invest up to one million dollars in our youth and their families to promote positive achievement and anti-crime awareness. He established the My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper initiative encompassing the “Not My Son” grassroots community outreach, the “Cohort of Champions” youth training initiative, a series of Girl’s Conferences, and a Youth Development Grant program.

Said Mayor Rick Kriseman, “We are committed to improving the lives of everyone, including the young women of our city. I am pleased at the progress we have seen in our Cohort of Champions and our Not My Son campaign. This next important step in the My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper initiative will help these young women build a strong sense of self-confidence.”

Along with the City of St. Petersburg, the Just Girl Talk one-day conference is possible through support from Pinellas County Schools and the Tampa Bay Rays. For more information, visit