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The 1st Annual "Newark Girls Rock" Movement


EAST ORANGE, NJ - Saturday, May 6, 2017 the Tribeca House in partnership with East Orange based Sierra House, Inc. and S.P.A.R.K.L.E. for Life will host Newark Girls Rock. 

The goal of Newark Girls Rock is for young girls to have the tools they need to empower themselves. Michelle Obama, the former first lady of the United States of America, said, "Every girl, no matter where she lives, deserves to develop the promise inside of her." Keely Freeman, Sierra House's executive director, said, "We hope to empower young girls and teen females to make good decisions and to reach for the stars.”

This movement is based on empowering young girls from the ages of 10-17 years old to identify themselves as being powerful, fully able to make good decisions, and capable of setting high goals for themselves. This will serve as a bridge for girls to unite and be unstoppable together. During the seminar, a series of break-out sessions will take place on education, financial literacy, goal setting, planning for the future, social media, health and wellness, and conflict resolution. The girls will be placed in two groups according to age: 10-13 years old and 14-17 years old. This free event will also consist of fun interactive workshops, a keynote speaker, and panel discussion.

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The seminar is open to all female students attending Newark schools-private, public, and charter. Students from other school districts are invited to come out and be a part of this amazing movement as well. Free food and refreshments will be served. This event will take place from 9am to 1:30pm at Essex County College, 303 University Avenue, Newark, NJ, in Sieglar Hall (enter off of Market Street). Come and be empowered!


Founded in 2002, Sierra House Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to improving achievements among youth, low-to-moderate income families, and the homeless through housing, education, and community services, which will thereby contribute to the long-term stability of our community. Our programs provide enriching life experiences that encourage and challenge youth to excel in their development, support neighborhood stabilization, and encourage homeownership.For more information, please visit our website at

Sierra House has earned the GuideStar Exchange Seal, which demonstrates its commitment to transparency; see Sierra House has also been selected as a Top-Rated Nonprofit by Great NonProfits; see

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