Event focuses on needs of young black women

Mar 24, 2014

100 young black women will participate Friday in a conference designed to teach them important life skills.

Metropolitan Community College hosts the Young, Gifted Black Girls Conference. This is the third annual event.

Cynthia Gooch, MCC’s associate vice president of equity and diversity, says the conference touches on topics important to young black women.

"We need to equip our young people with tips and tools so they can be successful, so that they can break the cycle of poverty. And so it’s important to convene meetings like this of professional women and young girls so that they can see themselves in the picture of success."

This year’s theme is “Picture Yourself.” Workshops focus on financial literacy, self-confidence, and the importance of going to college. More information is available at