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Highlights from the 7th Annual Date With Dad Dinner and Dance

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Date With Dad Dinner & Dance 2014

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WATCH Fathers and Daughters Wobble at the 7th Annual Date With Dad Dinner and Dinner 2014 Date With Dad Weekend…. Save the Date March 20-22, 2015 Richmond, Virginia
Connecting Fathers and Daughters Wherever They Are! Proceeds benefit the Camp Diva Summer Retreat (Camps) Scholarship fund.

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ACTIVE DADS - Cheerleading Breakout Session

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ACTIVE DADS #DWDRVA 2014 DATE WITH DAD WEEKEND
RICHMOND, VA - 2015 SAVE THE DATE FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015
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Thank you for attending CAMP DIVA 2014 Date With Dad WeekendHighlights from our weekend kickoff event ACTIVE DADS - FREE Fathers/Fathers Figures and their daughters ages 6 and up #dwdrva held Friday, March 14, 2014, 6 - 8 P.M. - The Downtown YMCA, 2 W. Franklin Street, RICHMOND, VAHosted by Tuesday Verses Host Lorna Pinckney and Verses staff member Roscoe Burnems Music by DJ LIPHEThis interactive event provides an opportunity for fathers and daughters to participate in several sessions that promote a variety of preventive health practices within a festive atmosphere. Dads and daughters play games and sports, and engage in various activities. Featured activities: Station Breakout Sessions… Twister, Cheerleading, Hula Hooping, and Photo Booth. Group Exercises… Stretching & Zumba by YMCA, Healthy Cooking Demo by Alice Freeman of Healthy Heart Plus, Line Dancing by Traci Johnson, and prize drawing for a FREE 1-yr Family Membership to the YMCA. Water and snacks water and snacks.It’s a bonding experience that’s all about health, fitness, being active, and having fun!The goal of the event is not only to foster better communication between fathers and daughters, and provide a place for them to spend some all-important quality time, but also to demonstrate the importance of the father-daughter relationship and show that despite the high rates of father absence there are fathers who are active in their daughters’ lives…and loving it!Date With Dad Weekend Sponsorship Package http://bit.ly/JGdTzI includes several opportunities for you to get involved. Let us know if you or anyone in your network would like to become a sponsor.Use hashtag #dwdRVA - For more information: Visit www.campdiva.orgEmail specialevents@campdiva.org Call Us 804-420-CAMP (2267)

ACTIVE DADS #DWDRVA 2014 DATE WITH DAD WEEKEND

RICHMOND, VA - 2015 SAVE THE DATE FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015

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Thank you for attending CAMP DIVA 2014 Date With Dad Weekend
Highlights from our weekend kickoff event ACTIVE DADS - FREE Fathers/Fathers Figures and their daughters ages 6 and up #dwdrva held Friday, March 14, 2014, 6 - 8 P.M. - The Downtown YMCA, 2 W. Franklin Street, RICHMOND, VA

Hosted by Tuesday Verses Host Lorna Pinckney and Verses staff member Roscoe Burnems 

Music by DJ LIPHE

This interactive event provides an opportunity for fathers and daughters to participate in several sessions that promote a variety of preventive health practices within a festive atmosphere. Dads and daughters play games and sports, and engage in various activities. 

Featured activities: Station Breakout Sessions… Twister, Cheerleading, Hula Hooping, and Photo Booth. Group Exercises… Stretching & Zumba by YMCA, Healthy Cooking Demo by Alice Freeman of Healthy Heart Plus, Line Dancing by Traci Johnson, and prize drawing for a FREE 1-yr Family Membership to the YMCA. Water and snacks water and snacks.

It’s a bonding experience that’s all about health, fitness, being active, and having fun!

The goal of the event is not only to foster better communication between fathers and daughters, and provide a place for them to spend some all-important quality time, but also to demonstrate the importance of the father-daughter relationship and show that despite the high rates of father absence there are fathers who are active in their daughters’ lives…and loving it!

Date With Dad Weekend Sponsorship Package http://bit.ly/JGdTzI includes several opportunities for you to get involved. Let us know if you or anyone in your network would like to become a sponsor.

Use hashtag #dwdRVA - For more information: Visit www.campdiva.org
Email specialevents@campdiva.org Call Us 804-420-CAMP (2267)

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Get Ready! Share/Tell a Friend the 7th Annual Date With Dad Dinner and Dance is this Sunday. Hosted by Actor Comedian Antoine Scott, and Comedian Micah ‘Bam Bamm’ White, this event will feature dinner, live entertainment, contests, prizes, photos, special guests, and of course, lots of dancing! Actor and Richmond native Chad L. Coleman, who currently stars on the hit AMC series “The Walking Dead,” returns to interview dads and daughters on the red carpet, and help King Tutt,99.3/105.7 KISS FM honor five dads with Real Father Awards as the result of letters written about them by their daughters.

THE 7TH ANNUAL DATE WITH DAD DINNER AND DANCE
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 4-8:30 P.M.
Trinity Family Life Center, 3601 Dill Road, Richmond, VA 23222

Father & Daughter Combo Ticket $50 
Additional Daughter Ticket $25
Sponsor Father Daughter Couple $50
Table Sponsor (10 Tickets) $500
On-site Parking: FREE!

Get Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-date-with-dad-weekend-dwdrva-tickets-10747328549
(Tickets are non-refundable and NOT SOLD at the door)

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Gala Celebrates Girls and Nationally Recognized Girl Projects!
San Jose, CA—Wednesday, February 19, 2014— Two nationally recognized projects will be among the many projects by girls highlighted during the Girls For A Change 4th Gala, presented by U by Kotex. The gala, which is an annual celebration of girls and signature fund raising event for Girls For A Change, a national organization that empowers girls to create social change, is set for Friday, March 7, 2014, 5:30-10 p.m. at the Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club, 3000 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto, California. 
One of the two nationally recognized projects was featured by The Huffington Post. As a Girl Ambassador for Girls For A Change, in conjunction with U by Kotex, Bay Area teenager Alice Wilder produced a video encouraging other high school girls not to be embarrassed about their periods. In the meantime, girls in a Girls For A Change program in Richmond, Virginia started a special father-daughter dance for girls with incarcerated fathers that takes place inside a city jail. That dance was highlighted in a TED Talk and has since been featured in national media to include ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, Inside Edition, and the Washington Post. 
These, and other projects by girls, will be recognized at the Girl Gala to help celebrate what the organization is all about…the girls’ voices, and the opportunity for them to be heard.
The Girl Gala will also feature dinner, a live performance by teen band URDOM, live and silent auctions, Change Agent Awards, Keynote Speaker Sharna Fey, a life coach and leadership consultant with more than 20 years of experience, and Courtney Martin, an award-winning journalist and widely sought-after speaker on activism and feminism, as Mistress of Ceremonies. 
Girls and Coaches from Girls For A Change will be seated at every table, so attendees are encouraged to bring their children to share in the occasion, learn more about the organization, and be inspired by the girls being recognized, as well as the other women in attendance. 
The gala will also present attendees with the opportunity to meet and welcome new Girls For A Change CEO Angela Patton, who is also the Founder of Richmond, Virginia-based Camp Diva. 
In addition, Kotex will be recognized for their support of Girls For A Change over the years. 
Girls For A Change hopes to raise $75,000 from this year’s event. Tickets and other information about the event, and Girls For A Change, are available online at www.girlsforachange.org. #girlgala #socialchange
TICKETS: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-for-a-change-4th-annual-girl-gala-presented-by-u-by-kotex-tickets-10126603945 
RSVP:https://www.facebook.com/events/1426808954202189/

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Gala Celebrates Girls and Nationally Recognized Girl Projects!

San Jose, CA—Wednesday, February 19, 2014— Two nationally recognized projects will be among the many projects by girls highlighted during the Girls For A Change 4th Gala, presented by U by Kotex. The gala, which is an annual celebration of girls and signature fund raising event for Girls For A Change, a national organization that empowers girls to create social change, is set for Friday, March 7, 2014, 5:30-10 p.m. at the Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club, 3000 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto, California. 

One of the two nationally recognized projects was featured by The Huffington Post. As a Girl Ambassador for Girls For A Change, in conjunction with U by Kotex, Bay Area teenager Alice Wilder produced a video encouraging other high school girls not to be embarrassed about their periods. In the meantime, girls in a Girls For A Change program in Richmond, Virginia started a special father-daughter dance for girls with incarcerated fathers that takes place inside a city jail. That dance was highlighted in a TED Talk and has since been featured in national media to include ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, Inside Edition, and the Washington Post. 

These, and other projects by girls, will be recognized at the Girl Gala to help celebrate what the organization is all about…the girls’ voices, and the opportunity for them to be heard.

The Girl Gala will also feature dinner, a live performance by teen band URDOM, live and silent auctions, Change Agent Awards, Keynote Speaker Sharna Fey, a life coach and leadership consultant with more than 20 years of experience, and Courtney Martin, an award-winning journalist and widely sought-after speaker on activism and feminism, as Mistress of Ceremonies. 

Girls and Coaches from Girls For A Change will be seated at every table, so attendees are encouraged to bring their children to share in the occasion, learn more about the organization, and be inspired by the girls being recognized, as well as the other women in attendance. 

The gala will also present attendees with the opportunity to meet and welcome new Girls For A Change CEO Angela Patton, who is also the Founder of Richmond, Virginia-based Camp Diva. 

In addition, Kotex will be recognized for their support of Girls For A Change over the years. 

Girls For A Change hopes to raise $75,000 from this year’s event. Tickets and other information about the event, and Girls For A Change, are available online at www.girlsforachange.org. #girlgala #socialchange

TICKETS: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-for-a-change-4th-annual-girl-gala-presented-by-u-by-kotex-tickets-10126603945 

RSVP:https://www.facebook.com/events/1426808954202189/

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Angela Patton, CEO of Girls For A Change and Founder of CAMP DIVA interview on Haley taking it to the Streets with Barry Moore on 1140 WRVA. Angela Patton tells us how she started working with girls, how women can work in a girls’ world, and the feedback and input she receives from the girls in her programs.

Find out who is Angela Patton’s mentors and how she continue the cycle of learning and growing.

Join the movement: Connecting Fathers and Daughters Wherever They Are! Date With Dad Weekend, Richmond, Virginia, March 14-16, 2014 
Learn more / Get Tickets / Volunteer: http://www.campdiva.org

Join us for Girls For A Change 4th Annual Girl Gala,
March 7, 2014. Learn more / Get Tickets / Volunteer:http://www.girlsforachange.org

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The 6th Annual Date With Dad Dinner and Dance 2013 red carpet Interviews with Mitch Malone (99.3 & 105.7 KISS FM), gone to soon.

DATE WITH DAD WEEKEND
March 14-16, 2014. Join the Movement! #dwdRVA https://www.facebook.com/campdivaDWD/…

THE 7TH ANNUAL DATE WITH DAD DINNER AND DANCE
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 4-8:30 P.M.
Trinity Family Life Center, 3601 Dill Road, Richmond, VA 23222
Get Tickets: http://bit.ly/Kkq050
(Tickets are non-refundable and NOT SOLD at the door)

This is our signature celebratory event, originally created by the girls taking part in Camp Diva. Date with Dad features interactive activities within a highly-festive banquet-style setting equivalent to that of a ball. It’s an afternoon where dads and their daughters of all ages dress up in formal or semi-formal attire and enjoy a red carpet entrance with interviews by a local celebrity, a catered dinner, live entertainment, contests, prizes, photos, special guests, and of course, lots of dancing!

Camp Diva also honors a group of dads with Real Father Awards (Nominate Dad http://bit.ly/10z92US) as the result of letters written about them by their daughters.

We emphasize the importance of the father-daughter relationship because the father is the first significant man in his daughter’s life and he plays a unique and essential role in the development of her image, confidence, and self esteem. This is a time for dads and daughters to have a special “Date Night” to bond, and for dad to serve as a model date to his daughter. This will be a night that both dad and daughter will never forget! This event will also benefit the CAMP DIVA SUMMER RETREAT Scholarship program.

The goal of the event is not only to foster better communication between fathers and daughters, and provide a place for them to spend some all-important quality time, but also to demonstrate the importance of the father-daughter relationship and show that despite the high rates of father absence there are fathers who are active in their daughters’ lives…and loving it!

Date With Dad Weekend Sponsorship Package http://bit.ly/JGdTzI includes several opportunities for you to get involved. Let us know if you or anyone in your network would like to become a sponsor.

Use hashtag #dwdRVA
For more information: Visit www.campdiva.org
Email specialevents@campdiva.org
Call Us 804-420-CAMP (2267)

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We want to GIVE more Girls the chance to have their voices heard. Create change where it really counts for them and see the results like Father Daughter Dances in Jail. 

We’re counting on you: AMAZING RAISE for Girls For A Change 

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"It…gives me great pleasure to announce that Girls For A Change and Camp Diva will combine our shared vision and values for girls as we join forces to enrich and expand programs and services.
Separately, we are dynamic. Combined, we will be unimaginable…” -Angela Patton, CEO of #GirlsForAChange and Founder of #CampDiva… Help us turn $50 into $20,000 for #Girls #Empowerment and #SocialChange programs #AmazingRaise #AmzgRz

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"It…gives me great pleasure to announce that Girls For A Change and Camp Diva will combine our shared vision and values for girls as we join forces to enrich and expand programs and services.

Separately, we are dynamic. Combined, we will be unimaginable…” -Angela Patton, CEO of #GirlsForAChange and Founder of #CampDiva… Help us turn $50 into $20,000 for #Girls #Empowerment and #SocialChange programs #AmazingRaise #AmzgRz

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Fathers and their daughters had a blast at ACTIVE DADS in Richmond, Virginia. View pictures from RVAbooth. Join us for ACTIVE DADS (Norfolk Style!) w/ MC Comedian and Actor Antoine Scott.10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Registration begins at 9:00 AM)Saturday, September 14, 2013P. B. Young, Sr. Elementary School543 E. Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23510FUN, FREE, & ‘FIT’ for dads and their daughters (ages 6 and up), with Zumba, Yoga, Kickboxing, Cheer-leading, Basketball shooting, Twister, Prizes and healthy snacks.Sponsored by YMCA and Camp Diva.www.campdiva.org
Online Registration: http://www.campdiva.org
We are seeking Volunteers to help make this event a success. Please email us: specialevents@campdiva.org 

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Fathers and their daughters had a blast at ACTIVE DADS in Richmond, Virginia. View pictures from RVAbooth. 

Join us for ACTIVE DADS (Norfolk Style!) w/ MC Comedian and Actor Antoine Scott.
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Registration begins at 9:00 AM)
Saturday, September 14, 2013
P. B. Young, Sr. Elementary School
543 E. Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23510

FUN, FREE, & ‘FIT’ for dads and their daughters (ages 6 and up), with Zumba, Yoga, Kickboxing, Cheer-leading, Basketball shooting, Twister, Prizes and healthy snacks.
Sponsored by YMCA and Camp Diva.
www.campdiva.org

Online Registration: http://www.campdiva.org

We are seeking Volunteers to help make this event a success. Please email us: specialevents@campdiva.org 

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Letter from Girls For A Change New CEO: Angela W. Patton
 
Greetings all,
What a wonderful way to celebrate Labor Day, as the new CEO of Girls For A Change.  But I am constantly reminded that this is not a job (labor), this is my ‘spark’ (passion).  I thank the Board of Directors for this opportunity and for all the support, direction, and understanding they have provided me. I am fortunate to have come across quite a network of visionaries who are committed to working in a girls’ world. Their commitment inspires me every day to make sure that every girl has a chance to Dream Big and make a difference in the world for all.
At this time, I’d like to introduce myself to all the supporters and friends of Girls For A Change. I’m Angela Patton, founder of longtime GFC partner Camp Diva (see my bio for more background information), and I have now been serving as the new CEO of GFC for a few weeks. It is an honor to work with all of you, and lead Girls For A Change forward. In my joint capacities with Camp Diva and GFC (Richmond Program Manager for GFC) for the last four years, I have overseen the implementation of more efficient and diverse programs, and the development of new networks and audiences, and I look forward to my new role, which will allow me to further expedite these initiatives.
It also gives me great pleasure to announce that Girls For A Change and Camp Diva will combine our shared vision and values for girls as we join forces to enrich and expand programs and services.  Separately, we are dynamic. Combined, we will be unimaginable.
While I have had the pleasure of spending some time with employees, supporters, and girls at GFC throughout the last four years as the GFC Richmond Regional Program Manager, I look forward to meeting more stakeholders from across the nation, and reconnecting with familiar colleagues as well. Since GFC Co-Founder and former CEO Whitney Smith announced her resignation and asked you to welcome me as the new leader of GFC, I have received many supportive emails from girls we have served, parents, colleagues, and allies, sharing words of encouragement and their aspirations to be and/or remain involved with GFC and/or Camp Diva as we move forward.  Thank you all for your encouragement, connection, and willingness to continue to support the organizations’ new endeavors. 
I stand committed to building on the strong foundation laid by Whitney and the GFC team.  Furthermore, with the support of another new team member, Sandra Tripp, the new COO for GFC, we are excited and ready to lead the organization into a new phase of development, focusing on serving more girls, strengthening and developing relationships, building a programmatic and financial foundation, developing more resources, and utilizing more aggressive marketing strategies to ensure future sustainability.
With your support, I am sure we can continue to make a difference in the lives of girls, and in the effectiveness of GFC and Camp Diva, as we have in the past.  I invite you to join us by making a donation, volunteering your time, sharing your own vision, leveraging your network, or becoming a more effective activist in your own way. Your donations, large or small, and anyway you can become involved will be greatly appreciated!  And if you are new to one, or both of the organizations, I encourage you to read and learn about the wide range of services we offer girls at campdiva.org and girlsforachange.org.
 
With best hope for the future,
Angela W. Patton CEO, Girls For A Change

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Letter from Girls For A Change New CEO: Angela W. Patton

 

Greetings all,

What a wonderful way to celebrate Labor Day, as the new CEO of Girls For A Change.  But I am constantly reminded that this is not a job (labor), this is my ‘spark’ (passion).  I thank the Board of Directors for this opportunity and for all the support, direction, and understanding they have provided me. I am fortunate to have come across quite a network of visionaries who are committed to working in a girls’ world. Their commitment inspires me every day to make sure that every girl has a chance to Dream Big and make a difference in the world for all.

At this time, I’d like to introduce myself to all the supporters and friends of Girls For A Change. I’m Angela Patton, founder of longtime GFC partner Camp Diva (see my bio for more background information), and I have now been serving as the new CEO of GFC for a few weeks. It is an honor to work with all of you, and lead Girls For A Change forward. In my joint capacities with Camp Diva and GFC (Richmond Program Manager for GFC) for the last four years, I have overseen the implementation of more efficient and diverse programs, and the development of new networks and audiences, and I look forward to my new role, which will allow me to further expedite these initiatives.

It also gives me great pleasure to announce that Girls For A Change and Camp Diva will combine our shared vision and values for girls as we join forces to enrich and expand programs and services.  Separately, we are dynamic. Combined, we will be unimaginable.

While I have had the pleasure of spending some time with employees, supporters, and girls at GFC throughout the last four years as the GFC Richmond Regional Program Manager, I look forward to meeting more stakeholders from across the nation, and reconnecting with familiar colleagues as well. Since GFC Co-Founder and former CEO Whitney Smith announced her resignation and asked you to welcome me as the new leader of GFC, I have received many supportive emails from girls we have served, parents, colleagues, and allies, sharing words of encouragement and their aspirations to be and/or remain involved with GFC and/or Camp Diva as we move forward.  Thank you all for your encouragement, connection, and willingness to continue to support the organizations’ new endeavors.

I stand committed to building on the strong foundation laid by Whitney and the GFC team.  Furthermore, with the support of another new team member, Sandra Tripp, the new COO for GFC, we are excited and ready to lead the organization into a new phase of development, focusing on serving more girls, strengthening and developing relationships, building a programmatic and financial foundation, developing more resources, and utilizing more aggressive marketing strategies to ensure future sustainability.

With your support, I am sure we can continue to make a difference in the lives of girls, and in the effectiveness of GFC and Camp Diva, as we have in the past.  I invite you to join us by making a donation, volunteering your time, sharing your own vision, leveraging your network, or becoming a more effective activist in your own way. Your donations, large or small, and anyway you can become involved will be greatly appreciated!  And if you are new to one, or both of the organizations, I encourage you to read and learn about the wide range of services we offer girls at campdiva.org and girlsforachange.org.

 

With best hope for the future,

Angela W. Patton
CEO, Girls For A Change

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Locked In NOT Locked Out
(A Father-Daughter Dance…In Prison)
Sneak preview of the film

A documentary about how a Father-Daughter dance went to jail, revealed a common thread, and started a revolution.

Please support the making of our documentary film project.
Donate Today: http://bit.ly/18xBmtR

-WHAT IS THIS DOCUMENTARY ABOUT?
-WHAT LED US TO WANT TO TELL THIS STORY?
-WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT?
-WHAT WILL THE MONEY BE USED FOR? 
-WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT?
Review the answers/Learn more… http://bit.ly/18xBmtR

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