The Connector

April 2015

Keeping you IN THE LOOP

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GIRL POWER - Share what it means to you!

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Born to Be a DIVA

Saturday, June 6th, 10am-1pm

770 M Street Southeast

Washington, DC

Annie's Eden Duncan-Smith is coming to the DMV (AGAIN) to share her story of being in The Lion King on Broadway, winning an award along side Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, and her on screen time with Oscar-nominated fellow teen star, Quvenzhane Wallis.

Do you know a young girl with dreams of being on stage?

Do you know a local actress who needs a little encouragement?

Are you working with young stars and want to expose them to someone their age?

Eden is the keynote speaker at the GIRLS Empowerment Seminar: Born to Be A Diva!

Keynote speaker: Eden Duncan-Smith

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Love, GIRLS Magazine seeks models for End of Summer / Back to School Fashion Spread

Fashion Model Search

It's almost time! We are looking for some models for our upcoming fashion spread. We need girls and guys (ages 12-18) to model some summer and back to school fashion for our Summer/Back to School Issue.

  • Have you got a recent photo that shows how awesome you are?

  • Do you want a chance to be in a magazine?

  • Are you a teen model looking for some great photos and a good time?

We're selecting FIVE lucky teens from our fashion spread. Enter here!

DEADLINE: May 20, 2015

**Photo shoot is Sunday, June 6, 2015.

Teen Writing Survey

Are you in middle or high school?

Do you like to write?

Have you ever thought about writing for a teen magazine?

If yes, we'd love to hear from you! Teen Writing Survey - takes less than 5 minutes!

Teens Teach Tech Grant

Apply for our grant to hold your own Teens teaching Tech program in your community. "Teens Teaching Tech" is a workshop series designed to provide older adults with one-on-one support with their modern devices from teens in the community to foster and cultivate intergenerational relationships.

We will supply the training materials and funding for promotional flyers, print-outs and volunteer staff T-shirts. Older adults have gadgets like digital cameras, tablets, mobile phones, and apps that they find challenging to use. The goal of this program is to promote intergenerational programs and help senior citizens feel comfortable with ever-evolving technology.

Interested? Apply today - Deadline is May 15!

Michelle Obama's GIMMEFIVE


Let’s get active!

Kennedi, LGMDC Spring Issue Cover Girl, is an athlete so keeping active is something that she does every day. So, the Michelle Obama’s #GimmeFive Challenge is pretty easy for her. Here’s how she’s going to #GimmeFive:

  1. Drink more water
  2. Reduce junk food
  3. Stretch after exercising and practice
  4. Eat fresh fruit
  5. Get more sleep

Have you accepted Michelle Obama’s #GimmeFive Challenge? Share it with us! We’re going to feature FIVE lucky girls in our next issue. Post a photo or video to our Facebook or Instagram page by June 15, 2015.

Avengers: Age of Ultron by Keefer B.

Age of Ultron

This much-awaited sequel to The Avengers films does not disappoint! The story features Tony Stark trying to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program and things go awry. Earth's Super Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for a global adventure. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson and more, this star-studded cast delivers. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Keefer B., comments, “There are not enough words in the world to express how happy I am. As a Marvel fan, this film showcases some of my favorite comic book characters together in one plot line in a bigger and better way.” See his full review below.

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