The 25 Dream Campaign will host its first Empower U Dream Workshop for teenagers and young adults on Saturday, March 28 at the El Segundo Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo.
Entitled “Dream-Plan-Act-Pray,” the workshop is designed to educate and empower young people, to inspire young minds and to build early character traits that can lead to educational and employment success. The 25 Dream Team, a 501(3) non-profit organization, hosts educational events throughout the southland that help young people gain an understanding of self and the qualities needed to thrive as a healthy, productive and independent citizen.
It was founded by Megan Faux who said she had to “redefine” herself after her marriage ended. “After abruptly leaving my ex-husband, I realized I had to redefine who I was,” Faux explained. “I had lost all of ‘me’ and I was trying to find ‘me’ again. This process made me want to help young people find themselves, possibly for the first time.”
Empower U Dream provides an opportunity for young people, ages 15 to 21, to begin thinking and crafting the life they want. The workshop will serve as a source of “power” and a “bridge” to selfhood, Faux said.
“This age range is one where many young women encounter intimate partner abuse,” she said. “My hope is that by helping to provide a strong sense of selfhood we can decrease the number of [domestic violence] incidents. We’ll be hosting later this year more workshops specifically tailored towards prevention of intimate partner abuse.”
Faux said it is important to teach young people how to craft the life they want, which usually begins with “crafting self.” During the workshop, participants will learn how to develop a personal mission statement, set goals, discover the best method of goal follow-through, identify affirmations to support goals and ambitions, and, more importantly, come to know the power of planning.
Faux is an educator, entrepreneur, speaker and workshop developer. She created the Multiply in Minutes program that teaches children how to multiply rapidly; her new book is called “Red Flags, Purple Ribbons: An Intimate Partner Abuse Prevention Guide” set for release in October.
Tickets are $25 each and must be purchased in advance at www.empowerudream-2015.eventbrite.com.
For more details, visit www.the25dreamcampaign.org or call (310) 266-3484.