Time to Blossom, a summer, week-long conference for young women ages 11 to 18, has added a second attendance option, allowing girls and parents to choose what works best for them.
Designed, “with a mission to empower young women with inner strength, courage, and confidence…Time to Blossom is much more than dance parties and fashion shows,” say founders Debbie Forrest and Carla Jorgensen. “We are the only program for young women in Arizona that incorporates fun activities with testimony-strengthening experiences. “
This year’s keynote speaker is Elaine Dalton (General Young Women President from 2008-2013). The conference also features a full schedule of workshops, entertainment and activities, including service, crafts, a comedy show, dances and fashion and talent shows.
“We are similar to EFY, but several aspects set us apart,” the cofounders say. “Our program is for girls only. …. We cater every class and activity to teenage girls, what they want and need to learn.” In addition, they say, “When young women go home from the conference they have grown spiritually and have gained the courage and confidence to stay strong.”
Past participants say, “I gained confidence and inspiration to be more Christlike and follow Church standards,: and “I learned to love my Savior more and how to draw closer to him.”
Now, Time to Blossom offers a day option, meaning parents drop off and pick up their daughters at East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) every morning and night; and an overnight option, meaning attendees stay in a hotel and are bused to and from EVIT.
This summer’s conference is Monday, June 9, through Friday, June 13. To learn more about the speakers and events or to register, visit www.TimeToBlossom.com.