In 1998, a group of community members identified a need for a young women's experience that highlighted self-efficacy and self-reflection. Journey's mission was to promote experiential learning techniques directed at encouraging involvement, community investment, and success.
In its first year, Journey had 80 participants. Since then, the conference has evolved to meet contemporary needs of young women by addressing relevant and current topics and hosts over 300 women attendees annually.
Who Attends Journey?
Journey is offered to young women in 9th-12th grade and is made up of a diverse range of participants, including (but not limited to) diversity of experience, racial and ethnic identities, socio-economic status, and family structure.
Who Organizes Journey?
Journey is organized by a group of volunteers from various positions in the community. The Journey Conference Planning Committee is passionate about women's issues and strives to create an innovative conference that provides a unique and relevant experience for the attendees.