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Girls’ Health Fest
for girls in grades 4-8

Saturday, January 12, 2013



Schedule |  Brain Power Workshops: for Girls  •  for Parents | Move It! Workshops | Additional Sponsors | Register


Hathaway Brown is partnering with the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals/Rainbow Babies and Children and the Ahuja Medical Center to host an inaugural event, Healthy Bodies, a fun-filled, action-packed, educational health and wellness conference for adolescent and pre-adolescent girls and their parents. (Parents are encouraged but not required to attend.)  The program is designed to educate and excite girls about physical, mental and social health and wellness, as well as build the foundation for life-long healthy behaviors and habits.  This event is free and open to girls in fourth through eighth grade from Hathaway Brown and the greater Cleveland community.  Parents are encouraged to attend with their daughter where they can get moving together as well as attend workshops designed just for parents!

Liz Ferro, founder of Girls with Sole, will open the event as our keynote speaker. This will be followed by numerous health and wellness workshops presented by experts in the field. These include student-centered Brain Power! and Move It! workshops and Parent Workshops, too. All session offerings are listed below. The group will also come together as a whole for discussion, spirit events and, of course, healthy snacks!

If you have questions about this event, please contact Frannie Foltz at

8:30-9:00 Registration and check-in
9:00-9:15 Welcome to Healthy Bodies!  
Let’s Get Movin’: Spark! Warm up activities with HB faculty & staff
9:15-9:50 Keynote speaker: Liz Ferro, Girls with Sole
10:00-10:30  Brain Power workshop of choice
10:40-11:10 Move It! workshop of choice
11:15-11:40  "Make and Take" Healthy Snack with UH Executive Chef, John Selick
Fun Fact card
Partner Parade in the Atrium 
 11:45-12:00 Closing & Dismissal 

Brain Power Workshops for Girls 
From 10:00-10:30, all students will attend Brain Power workshops by grade level.  Girls will attend ONE of their top three choices.
For girls in grades 7 & 8
Cover Girl Culture: Exploring Media Messages
You are your own unique brand! Analyze consumer branding and the myriad messages that are communicated through a variety of media.

Write On!
Natasha Beddingfield said it best in her song Unwritten. She writes, “Today is your day, the rest is still unwritten!” Express your thoughts, dreams, and ideas through poetry/journaling. Pick up a pen and write YOUR story. It is a one-of- a- kind!

Express Yourself
Imagine! Create! Discover! Express yourself through the use of art media.

Take the Lead
Leaders aren’t born, they are created! Discover the ways in which YOU can be a positive leader and role model within your community.

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body
You have the power to control your thinking, which in turn will direct your steps. Make your thoughts positive and your actions will follow!

For girls in grades 4, 5, & 6
Adolescence can be AMAZE-ing!
Life is a maze. Learn how to navigate its twists and turns to find true friendships, meaningful relationships, and lots of confidence using Girl Scout aMAZE! Activities.

Delish & Nutrish!
Your body is an amazing machine with many moving parts that work in tandem to accomplish incredible things. Learn proper nutrition to fuel up, and put your best foot forward on the court, field, trail, or wherever your “game” will take you!

Me, Myself, and I
Adolescence presents a myriad of physical changes and feelings in your body. Learn more about the “growing pains” of these teen and tween years. 

Unique by Design
The human body is an amazing design! Although the female skeleton does millions of amazing things, its design lends itself to some common injuries. Learn how to take preventive care of your body to prohibit these common injuries from occurring.
There is More to Me Than What You See: A Poetic Experience 
Express your thoughts, dreams, and ideas through poetry/journaling. Pick up a pen and write YOUR story. It is a one-of-a-kind!

Move It! Sessions - for girls in grades 4-8 and parents too
From 10:40-11:10, all participants will join together to attend a "Move It" Workshop.  Parents and students will attend ONE of their three top choices.
Just Kick It!
Kickboxing is an intense, action-packed workout that will really get your heart pumping and body moving! Be prepared to kick some booty, ladies!

EveryBODY Dance Now
EveryBODY CAN dance! Explore your body’s capabilities through movement and contemporary dance moves with fun, modern music!

I Like to Move It

Rev your heart rate and increase your strength with interval training! This session will include a variety of cardio stations, as well as exercises using your own body weight to help increase your strength and coordination.

Catch the Fever!
Bring your energy to the dance floor while exploring Latin dance moves in this nationwide fitness phenomenon, ZUMBA!

It's All a Balancing Act
The ancient art of yoga has a myriad of health benefits. Through this beginner's practice, you will learn how to quiet your mind while you strengthen your body and flex your muscles.

Moving Beyond Your Comfort Zone
Drawing from HB’s Adventure Learning curriculum, you will participate in new and exciting activities that will challenge your problem solving skills while encouraging cooperation and creativity in a safe, structured environment.

Brain Power Workshops
for Parents

Movin' in the Middle
Injuries among tween/teen female athletes are on the rise. Learn how to help your daughter prevent injuries and maintain a healthy lifestyle beyond her sports season.

21st Century Learner
Data suggests that the average Gen Y will have seven career changes in a lifetime and over 50% of the careers that they will explore have not even been created! Learn how Hathaway Brown helps your daughter build her skill set to prepare for this ever-changing global world in which they are growing and living!

Adolescence can be an emotional roller coaster ride for both the child AND the parents! Learn ways to help boost your daughter’s esteem and to foster healthy, positive thinking and attitudes.

Fight the Odds
Although this generation is not expected to outlive their parents, learn how you can fight the odds by making good food choices and healthy lifestyle choices, too! Learn effective strategies for encouraging healthy eating and habits for your daughter AND your family! 

Parents are encouraged to join in the fun and participate in ANY of the Move It! sessions!

Additional Sponsors

Shaker Heights, Ohio Girls K-12 Coed Early Childhood

19600 North Park Boulevard Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122 P: 216.932.4214
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