On Friday, December 7th, join The Village for Families & Children
for their 18th
Annual Girl Within Luncheon from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Connecticut Convention Center.
At the Girl Within Luncheon, you’ll hear from:
- Brett Francis – Brett, the keynote speaker has successfully managed Tourette’s syndrome, ADHD, OCD and depression to become a successful business woman, bestselling author, TV and radio host, and mental health advocate.
- Carrie Firestone, 2018 Woman of the Year – Carrie is a former NYC high school teacher, an environmental activist, and an author of young adult books. She co-founded ForwardCT to promote civic engagement and efficient, effective community service and to encourage rising leaders at every level of government. Carrie has been a volunteer for The Village and has most recently spearheaded a multi-pronged relief project to support evacuees from Puerto Rico after the hurricane.
- An amazing young woman who has overcome several obstacles she faced in her youth with the help from The Village’s Alison Gill Lodge, a therapeutic group home for girls ages 13-19
- Irene O’Connor – Irene, the event emcee, is an Anchor for WFSB-TV Channel 3.
This Luncheon celebrates 128 years of helping young women and girls who need guidance and support to become resilient, confident and independent, and those who have experienced abuse and neglect to heal. Proceeds from the event support early intervention, educational and empowerment programs for young women, girls and their families, as well as therapeutic, residential and educational support in safe, caring environments.The mission of The Village is to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children.
HYPE members will receive a 10% discount on tickets using the promo code 'HYPE2018' at checkout. Simply click on the button “Purchase Tickets” and add in the promo code along with your information to receive your discount. Contact Matthew Southward by email or phone at 860-297-0551 with any questions.