‘Empowering Our Girls’ workshop connects young women with opportunities, builds confidence

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) hosted an “Empowering Our Girls” workshop to connect young women with opportunities in the community.

Fifty young ladies aged 10 to 18 took part in the “Empowering Our Girls” workshop on Sept. 24 at LVMPD headquarters.

Rushia Brown, retired WNBA player and Director of Community Relations and Youth Sports for the Los Angeles Sparks, sponsored the empowerment event to inspire young girls across the Las Vegas valley.

Women of Metro partnered with the foundation to host the event. Guest speakers included LVMPD Deputy Chief Sasha Larkin and LVMPD Lieutenant Michelle Tavarez.

“One of the goals for LVMPD is to appreciate our employees and those we serve. This is one way for us to partner with the community and provide a positive interaction with the police,” Lt. Tavarez said.

The event gives young people a chance to connect with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and discover their potential to make a positive impact on the community.

Photo: Women of Metro Foundation

Those words of encouragement went a long way. One young participant said regarding event activities, “It helped me learn how to love myself and grow in self-confidence.”

The foundation is planning another event in the first quarter of 2022. If you would like your child to participate, please email womenofmetro@lvmpd.com.

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