March 4, 2017Saturday
10 SpeakersSubject Experts
Careersin Math & Science
Check-in beginsCheck-in for the conference will begin at 9:00am in the Bowman Building on the Lamar Community College campus. Attendees will receive their conference t-shirts and be sorted into their color groups for the day.
Conference kick-offLCC’s Vice President Cheryl Sanchez will kick off the day, welcoming conference attendees to campus and building excitement for the day ahead.
Keynote Speaker: Lauren Jones
Lauren Jones, also known as LJ, has lived in Colorado for 17 years but originally came from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Vermont; Alaska and New Mexico. She took a long time to achieve becoming a licensed school counselor and she’ll tell you why in her talk. Lauren is a nationally certified counselor, who used to teach middle school expeditionary learning, meaning that her students did most of their learning outside in the woods. She has traveled the entire state of Colorado while working for CollegeInColorado.org.
Currently, Lauren is the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Program Director for Special Populations, Counseling and Equity with the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). Her passion for students and their authentic, meaningful learning can be contagious. Her advocacy for School Counselor, Career & Technical Education, ICAP and all things Middle School is prominent in the work she does. Lauren and her husband, Matt have started a mini-homestead in urban Denver that makes them the parents of two funny chickens, one fat rabbit, one sleepy cat, lots of fish and hundreds of worms in the compost. She is both honored and thrilled to be speaking at Girls In The Middle and looks forward to providing inspiration, motivation, humor, encouragement and having a meaningful career conversation!
Break Out Session #1Conference attendees will break out for their career sessions, exploring different career options such as audiology, news reporting, agriculture, engineering, and more. Women from various professions will lead interactive, hands-on sessions for exploration.
Break Out Session #2Conference attendees will switch breakout sessions, to explore another career opportunity. Women from various professions will lead interactive, hands-on sessions for exploration.
LunchThe conference will break for lunch at noon, when attendees will enjoy food from BJ’s Burger and Beverage.
Group ActivityThe conference will reconvene after lunch with a fun, action-pack group activity that will have them exploring campus while getting to know their group-mates.
ClosingAt 1:45pm, everyone will gather once again to wrap up the day.
Conference endsThe conference ends at 2:00 p.m.
Join us on Saturday, March 4, for the 9th Annual Girls in the Middle Conference! The conference is only weeks away – register now to reserve your space!
Girls in the Middle is a one-day conference where middle school girls can explore different career options. The conference focuses largely on careers in Science, Math, Engineering, Technology and Healthcare. Women from various professions will lead interactive, hands-on sessions for exploration.
Through a proven and popular format, this conference provides an excellent opportunity for girls to look beyond the “traditional” female occupations to make informed decisions about their future and what career path they intend to choose.
Can I be a sponsor ?Absolutely! There are several ways to get involved with Girls in the Middle. Please consider sponsoring a student, attending the conference, being a presenter, or donating to the GIM conference. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. For more information on how you can help, please contact Jenna Davis at Jenna.Davis@lamarcc.edu or 719-336-1589.
How will GIM help me ?Built on a proven and popular format and formula, this is an excellent opportunity to empower girls to look beyond "traditional" female occupations to make an informed decision about their futures. Participation in this conference during their middle school years encourages girls to stay engaged in math & science and plan their high school courses accordingly.
Girls in the Middle Conference
c/o Lamar Community College
2401 South Main Street
Lamar, Colorado 81052