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Thousands Expected to Attend 6th Annual Girl-Empowerment Conference



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Youth Empowerment Services, Inc. (Y.E.S.) is hosting the sixth annual Dream Girls Conference, its largest event of the year. Attracting thousands of attendees from around the southeast, the Dream Girls Conference will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Charleston Area Convention Center. The annual event is coordinated by dedicated volunteers to empower at-risk middle and high school girls with strategies and resources to help them make wise decisions pertaining to their mental, social, spiritual, physical and emotional well-being.

In speaking about the event, Y.E.S. founder and executive director Roslin Fields said, “I am so proud of how this conference has grown to reach more girls in our local community and beyond. I know we are here to help these young women discover their self-worth and true potential.”

Y.E.S. is celebrating a milestone of 20 years of service to the community in 2019. The Dream Girls Conference is one of the developments with the largest reach and community impact to come out of the organization. The first Dream Girls Conference was held in 2014 and hosted 1,200 attendees. With projected attendance of 3,000 this year, the use of the Charleston Area Convention Center, the Lowcountry’s largest space, was necessitated. Y.E.S. is celebrating

The all-day event will be filled with nationally recognized speakers leading workshops and live entertainment. The sessions will be broken out based on age groups, including a session for parents and caregivers. Aisha Tyler of Channel 5 News and local student, Eden Rattley, will host the event together. Area businesses, social service agencies and nonprofits will have space for attendees to learn about resources available to them.

Among the expansive list of speakers and entertainment, former Miss Houston and bestselling author of Beauty in the Making, Isis Smalls will be the keynote speaker. Featured artists, CHOYCE, Kristen JoyAnn Jamison and Regina Skeeters will perform. Nationally known speakers Jackie Brewton of MotivationN3D, former Miss Black USA Ocielia Gibson and former Miss South Carolina USA Megan Gordon will present. The full list of speakers and entertainers is available here.

Registration is available in advance online, as well as in-person the morning of the event. Pricing information and registration for the Sixth Annual Dream Girls Conference is available at

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A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, Youth Empowerment Services, Inc. was founded in 1999 and has been an integral part of the Lowcountry with a mission to empower girls through Christian values to embrace their self-worth leading to a healthy and productive lifestyle. Since its inception, Y.E.S. has recruited and trained more than 500 adult and peer mentors and volunteers who have faithfully served more than 5,000 young adults through various school and community-based mentoring programs. Y.E.S. provides programs and opportunities for involvement year-long. The annual Dream Girls Conference is the largest event of the year, attracting thousands across South Carolina and beyond.

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