The Crusader Newspaper Group

Lake Area United Way to hold Real. Strong. Girls. Lock-In

Real. Strong. Girls., an initiative of Lake Area United Way, will hold their first Lock-In on Friday, December 15 at the Southlake Family YMCA in Crown Point. The Lock-In takes place from 7 p.m. on Dec. 15 to 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16. The Lock-In is designed to ignite Lake County girls’ power to thrive and believe in their ability to be unstoppable. The event is sponsored by Mielle Organics and the Crown Point Community Foundation.

The Lock-In will provide attendees a chance to mix and mingle with other girls from around the county, take part in games and activities, attend breakout sessions, and enjoy food and snacks. The event will take advantage of all that the Southlake Family YMCA facilities have to offer. The event is free of charge and open to girls ages 10-14.

“This will be an amazing overnight experience for the girls in Lake County,” said Lisa Daugherty, president and CEO of Lake Area United Way. “It’s a great chance for the girls to get to meet new people and try some new experiences. We’ll have plenty of fun activities, but also educational and affirmational breakout sessions so the girls will leave with some tips and tricks on how to succeed when faced with various challenges.”

“Real. Strong. Girls. seeks to empower girls in our community to grow into strong, successful women, and Mielle Organics shares that goal. I am passionate about inspiring women and girls to become successful in business, and entrepreneurship and this program is a great opportunity to give girls the confidence and skills they’ll need to succeed in whatever they choose to do later in life. We are proud to be a sponsor of the Real. Strong. Girls. Lock-In.” said founder and CEO Monique Rodriquez.

“We are privileged to support the Real.Strong.Girls. Lock-in Event by providing a grant. What a wonderful opportunity for young gals within our community to strengthen their leadership capabilities, gain new friendships, and learn new skills for their future success in work and life,” said Mary Nielsen, president of the Crown Point Community Foundation. “It should be an amazing night!”

Real. Strong. Girls. is an initiative of Lake Area United Way that focuses on recognizing the strength and leadership capabilities of girls in Lake County, and providing them the support and resources that develop that potential. To register to attend the retreat visit The event will be chaperoned by female staff and volunteers. For more information contact Megan Sikes at [email protected] or 219-923-2302 ext. 311 with questions.


Recent News

Scroll to Top