LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF), Soledad O'Brien and Brad Raymond announced that the Starfish Foundation's 'PowHERful™ Summit' will be coming to Dodger Stadium Saturday, December 10 giving more than 200 young women in the Los Angeles area opportunities to experience the inspiring and motivational series that has toured the country. LADF awarded the Starfish Foundation a $15,000 grant to support their women's empowerment curriculum and scholarship program including December's summit.
Panelists will join the girls in attendance to provide an inspiring and uplifting all-day event. Early confirmed keynote speakers include fitness sensation and motivational speaker Massy Arias. Notable speakers and panelists for the day include Soledad O'Brien, Starfish Foundation Co-Founder and CEO, Starfish Media Group and host of "Matter of Fact With Soledad O'Brien," Carmen Parafox, Partner, Make in LA, Pamela Ravare Jones, Professor, California State University, Michelle Edgar, Founder and CEO, Music Unites, Gianina Thompson, Senior Publicist, ESPN as well as more to be confirmed.
"We are thrilled the PowHERful™ Summit is coming to Los Angeles," said LADF Executive Director Nichol Whiteman. "The Starfish Foundation and its values are in alignment with our focus on college access. To be able to empower these young women is nothing short of inspiring."
The mission of the Starfish Foundation is to get young women to, and through, college. The organization provides financial assistance, mentorship, and wraparound support to help their scholars achieve their highest potentials. The idea for the Foundation came after O'Brien and Raymond witnessed the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina in 2006 and decided to privately award scholarships to young women in the area. The Starfish Foundation was started in 2011 and has since helped 25 young women throughout the country.
About Starfish Foundation
The Starfish Foundation was founded by Emmy Award-winning Soledad O'Brien, and Brad Raymond as a 501(c)3 in 2011. The mission of the Starfish Foundation is to get young women to, and through, college. The organization provides financial assistance, mentorship, and wraparound support to help their scholars achieve their highest potentials. Currently, Starfish serves 25 scholars in their educational pursuits, and reaches a broader audience through its national PowHERful™ Summit, a free day-long conference for high school- and college-aged young women. Starfishscholars.org