Friday, October 5, 2012

I'm going to D.C!!

If you follow the Facebook Page then a few days back you might have saw that I posted a status which read:
"Today I was on a conference call with some of the wonderful staff at National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health I am very excited to let you all know what I'm going to do!!!"

I'm happy to let you all know that I have been invited to speak in front and with elected officials and staffer in Washington D.C on October 11th. I will be on a panel with other young mothers speaking about what teen and young parents really need in terms of the policies elected officials vote on and how their decisions directly impact the young parent community.

This opportunity was made possible to me by the National Latinas Institute of Reproductive Health. I'm very excited because as many of you may know Public Affairs is my major but more so my passion!  

Another update is that through my internship at Resilience Advocacy Project- a Non For Profit that seeks to end youth poverty. I have been able to create a political activist workshop geared towards young women becoming their own political advocates and how to advocate for the change they would like to see in their communities. I have taught this workshop at events and non profits around the city that help young women. I'm so excited and humbled by this opportunity but also saddened because I haven't been able to teach a workshop in a while. However, if you would like to work with Resilience Advocacy Project contact them here.  On November 7th I will be speaking on a panel at the 2012 Teen Massachusetts Institute, Celebrating Success and Envisioning Our Best Future at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center in Marlborough, Massachusetts about how young parents are utilizing social media with other young parents.
I'm so excited about all of these opportunities and can't wait to tell you all about them!

I am going to be able to finally visit D.C, a city I have been saying that I want to visit, live in and work in since I was a child. I'm so excited to let policy makers aware of what we need, what we don't have and that young moms are a rising group of women that are passionate about creating the lives they want for themselves and their families.

You can read more about Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy here.