L.A. stories of inspiration and success

L.A. stories of inspiration and success

attendees pose at the entrance to the 2023 Women’s Empowerment Summit hosted by the YO! Watts YouthSource Center
On October 7, 2023, the YO! Watts YouthSource Center (YSC) hosted the 2023 Women’s Empowerment Summit. The summit aimed to provide an enriching and inspiring experience and to expose 30 young girls from Watts to a diverse range of career opportunities. The summit featured panels and discussions with experts in various fields, including entertainment, financial literacy, fashion, aerospace, law enforcement, and politics. These accomplished panelists shared their knowledge and experiences and provided valuable insights to the eager young minds in attendance.

The Los Angeles Mayor's office showed their support by providing certificates to all the panelists and acknowledging their contributions to the event's success. Additionally, EWDD wishes to thank each of our community partners including The C3 Foundation, The Midnight Mission, Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles, Lady Bug Lounge LLC, and Tokyo Fever Fashions, who contributed to the experience by offering special raffles, brunch, and the event decor.

This summit was a collaborative effort that brought together the community, businesses, and inspirational figures to empower and educate the next generation of female leaders. This event was a wonderful and impactful gathering that left a lasting impression on all those who attended.

EWDD’s YouthSource programs are designed to help young Angelenos who are not in school and not working find the classes they need to graduate, obtain a high school diploma, and pursue higher education. There are also opportunities for paid internships, occupational skills training, and job readiness programs. Learn more about the many programs and benefits offered to the young people of Los Angeles through EWDD Youth Services and their YouthSource Centers.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from October 2023. Read this issue and more.