SACRAMENTO – There are many definitions of the term “diva,” but one local organization chooses to put a positive spin on it, hosting an annual event aimed at giving girls the tools they need to succeed.
The Sacramento Black Child Development Institute (BCDI) presents its 23rd Annual DIVA Conference November 15-16 at Cosumnes River College.
The acronym has evolved over the years and now stands for Determined, Intelligent, Valuable American. The event is aimed at girls ages 12-18. Area youth are encouraged to come out and be motivated, inspired and informed on topics important to a 21st century girl.
There will be workshops for girls and parents. This year’s theme is “DIVAs in the Right Direction.”
Cost is $15 or $10 when girls sign up with a friend or as part of a group. Registration cost includes a continental breakfast, lunch and workshop materials. Workshop topics include ones focused on college, careers, youth empowerment, money management, and health and wellness.
BCDI is an affiliate organization of the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI); A non-profit organization located in Washington, D.C. As an affiliate, the Sacramento arm carries out the mission of Improving and advancing the quality of life for Black children and families through advocacy and education.”
The Diva Conference will will be held in the college’s Theater Arts building. For more information, contact Alondra Young at (916) 538-0488 or Barbara Curry at (916) 344-4453.