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"Yes I Can! Yes I Will!" conference teaches young girls self confidence

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Middle school aged girls in Madison gathered Monday for a day of empowerment and encouragement.

Around 60 African-American girls from around the Madison Metropolitan School District met at Mount Zion Church for the "Yes I Can! Yes I Will!" conference. This is the 8th year of the conference.

Organizers say the day-long conference promotes healthy lifestyle options, emphasizes the importance of academic achievement, and promotes careers in the STEM fields.

"We want the girls to have confidence, to know what that what they believe they can do, they can do it," said the  Madison Links President Julia Holman. "We want them to have confidence in all that they do, and that's why we work on their confidence and self esteem as well."

The students participated in four workshops throughout the day to help them accomplish their goals.

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