NFHA Hosts 9th Annual "Let's Talk" Conference

2015 Let's Talk ConferenceThe time has come for the 2015 Let’s Talk Conference, hosted by the Niagara Falls Housing Authority in collaboration with the Niagara Falls City School District.

Samika Sullivan, one of the workshop presenters at the Let’s Talk Conference, is proud of the impact that this annual event creates each year. Samika said that many of the girls have reached out to her long after the event to ask for resume assistance or career advice. She added, “The fact that the majority of the presenters are local, the students see them in the community and the presenters can act as a mentor or resource because the connection was made at the Let’s Talk Conference.

Everyone hoped that the 9th annual Let’s Talk Conference would continue its legacy of success and impact, and sure enough it did! The event, which 150 middle and high school girls registered to attend, kicked off with an inspirational message that “It’s all about YOU.”

The workshops at the conference included:

  • Show Me The Money And How To Get It – Interviewing techniques, resume writing, and dressing for success with Lee Whitaker and Angela Smith.
  • Young, Gifted, And Strong – with Laura Allen, Yahoo! Inc. staff member
    Laura encouraged the young women in attendance by saying, “It is important to know that you are all gifted.”
  • Getting My Finances In Order – with Sonya Agee of Key Bank
  • Self-Love, Self-Worth…I AM More Than Just A Body – with Mercedes Holiday of For Our Daughters
    10403567_815688355151950_1218721039826535026_nMercedes Holiday, of the charity For Our Daughters, teaches the audience about the power of self-love.
  • A Healthier Life, A Healthier Me – with Chaointe Scott of the Community Health Center of Niagara
    11043185_815676091819843_8335397229487138845_nAttendees joined in to chant, “A healthy life is a healthier me.”
  • A Lady And Her Books – Educational success with Samika Sullivan of the Niagara Falls Housing Authority
    10476456_815685775152208_7310600217238110755_nIn her workshop, Samika explained that “When you read well you can communicate better.”