By Children Program Manager, Joshua Chittum
A mother and daughter participating in our Interim Housing Program recently attended the Love Louder conference at UMKC. Their attendance to the conference was made possible by a donor who covered the registration fee. Also, thank you to Love Louder organizers who gave us a discount. The following is a Q&A with Mom about their weekend experience.
1. What is Love Louder?
It is a two day conference for girls between 5-14 that encourages participants to love themselves and increase their self-worth.
2. What was your favorite part?
I enjoyed how the conference facilitators were so open and friendly to the parents and children. They gave so many helpful tips on loving ourselves.
3. What did your daughter like about the conference?
My daughter loved dancing and singing with the others girls and instructors. She learned to give love to herself every day. Since we attended, she has started jumping up and down in front of the mirror each day saying, "I love me!"
4. Anything else you would like to mention?
The mothers, aunts, and grandmothers got to go to groups for adults during the conference. It was refreshing to share information about our kids and their self-worth. My daughter and I are going to go again when it comes back next May.
If you are aware of conferences, camps, and enrichment activities that will benefit children at Community LINC, please reach out to me! - Joshua Chittum * firstname.lastname@example.org