Thursday, October 8, 2009

LDS Young Woman's Conference

As some of you know I have been working on an LDS Young Women's Conference scheduled June 14-18 2010. It is amazing how much work needs to be done this early! The good news is I partnered up with Debbie Forrest. She is the most amazing person I have ever met. I put her picture and bio at the bottom of this post. It is inspiring just to read about her!

Anyway.....We have been working on this for the past 2 months and are getting really excited to tell everyone about it. Our first fliers were printed today. I am putting the info from the fliers on this post so you can be the first to read all about it!

We would love feedback on this.

June 14-18 2010
Conference will be held at a hotel in Mesa. We are negotiation on that right now.
This life-changing week will empower teenage girls with inner strength, courage, and confidence to reach their potential and find lasting happiness.

Time to Blossom is a unique experience, designed to help each young woman:

o Understand her self-worth
o Know that she is a beautiful daughter of God.
o Discover her powerful potential to make a difference in the world.

This conference will help each young woman believe in herself and know that whatever she can believe, she can achieve.

Registration begins Dec. 1, 2010 and ends Feb. 1 2010. Space is Limited.

Young women will experience a fun-filled week with training in:

+ Goal setting, character building, leadership
+ Self worth and personal strength
+ Developing inner and outer beauty
+ Modeling, etiquette, poise, social skills
+ Wardrobe, hair, makeup
+ Health, fitness, nutrition

Plus, the girls will:

+ Experience the joy of service
+ Participate in testimony-building spiritual experiences
+ Have a fun comedy night, pajama party and movie night
+ Learn from professional speakers and role model counselors
+ Enjoy a fashion show
+ And more!

Debbie Forrest

Debbie grew up in California and went on to pursue her education at Brigham Young University. In college, Debbie served as the ASBYU Women's Vice President and co-founder of the Annual Women's Conference held at BYU. She also served as the Regional Vice President for the United States in the Intercollegiate Association of Women College Students. It was at BYU where Debbie met and married her husband, Bill Forrest. Following graduation, they moved to Connecticut where Bill began working for Life Insurance Marketing Research Association (LIMRA) and Debbie founded an image consulting firm. In 1984, they moved to Southern California, where she became a full-time mother, which has brought her the greatest joy in life. In 1991 they moved to Mesa, Arizona, where they now still reside.

Bill and Debbie were blessed with seven children and founded their family on principles of leadership and service. After Bill's passing in 2000, Debbie continued to encourage her children to be involved in their schools, church and community. Debbie would agree, of all her achievements, the most important ones are those that appear in the lives of her children. The Forrest children are church service missionaries, Student Body Presidents, Eagle Scouts, honor students, entrepreneurial winners, athletes and musicians. As a family, they have served extensively with various charities, scouting troops and religious groups. They have also traveled abroad to help impoverished families in Honduras & Mexico.

In 2003, Debbie Forrest was recognized as the Arizona Parent of the Year and in 2004 she was named as the National Parent of the Year in Washington, D.C. In addition to her national honors, Debbie has served in her community as the PTO President and has organized fund-raisers to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for schools and non-profit organizations. She has served as the community Block Watch President for seventeen years and a scout leader for over five years. Debbie has served in her church as a stake Young Women President, ward Young Women President, teacher of 11 year old girls, and has been in charge of 3 stake youth conferences. She has also participated as a speaker at many events across the United States.

Debbie's drive to make a difference in the lives of those around her has made her a dynamic force that has benefited the people, programs and organizations with which she has been involved. She is excited for the opportunity to organize and participate in the Young Women's Conference, and especially looks forward to interacting and strengthening the incredible young women who will participate in the program.

What did I tell you, she is awesome!

I am working on the website. It is up but not finished. If you have any questions about the camp I would love to answer them:) Email me at

1 comment:

wow mom said...

WOW Carla! Reading and viewing your blog and website uplifted me. I am struck by your powerful determination to follow your dreams and offer your talents to others. You are making a difference and I am delighted to have walked the path with you! GO GIRL