FLOTUS Michelle Obama Invited by Junior Female Ambassadors Via Video Invitation

Over 300 Girls, Ages 13-17 Expected To Attend Celebration of Womanhood Conference
May 22, 2015 ~ Elizabeth, NJ - First Lady Michelle Obama was the focus of attention as a determined group of Junior Female Ambassadors, for the United Way of Greater Union County, produced a video-invitation asking her to attend their annual Celebration of Womanhood Conference.  Using a choreographed dance routine the JFA’s sent a message asking her to participate in their conference and have launched a social media campaign asking the public to share their video in an effort to build awareness of their cause.

The Celebration of Womanhood Conference is scheduled for Saturday May 30, 2015 at the Renaissance Newark Airport hotel. In preparation for the conference, UWGUC, local high schools and partner agencies, have collectively gathered over 40 young girls between the ages of 13-17, to assist in planning, building and executing the conference.

This conference is FREE and strictly for girls residing in the following counties: Atlantic, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset and Union County.  Girls from these counties must register by Thursday, May 28, 2015 or until all spaces are reserved.


During the pre-conference planning sessions, the JFA’s put their leadership skills to work and participate in a series of interactive workshops.  The sessions are designed to empower the girls to learn how to select conference topics and plan the entire event. Lessons encompass everything from working with budgets to researching topics and nominating the appropriate speakers for the various workshops.
As a result of brainstorming and lessons, they came up with the idea to produce a video in hopes of gaining the White House attention to the invitation. 

For the 6th consecutive year, United Way of Greater Union County (UWGUC) was the recipient of the 2014-2015 Annual Celebration of Womanhood Grant from the NJ Governor’s Juvenile Justice and Delinquency (JJDP) Committee, administeredby the NJ Juvenile Justice Commission.