FAQs & Lodging
WILL THERE BE A FOLLOW-UP TO THE CONFERENCE FOR THOSE WHO WANT MORE INFORMATION OR EXTENDED PROGRAMS?
There will be opportunities for follow-up after the conference. Youth leaders and educators will be invited to attend Y.E.S sponsored workshops that are designed to train them how to plan and implement structured programs for girls in their communities.
WILL FOOD BE SERVED?
A full lunch will be served.
WHAT AGE GROUPS SHOULD ATTEND THE CONFERENCE?
The primary goal of the Annual Dream Girls Conference is designed to provide developmental and social appropriate programming content and materials that promote healthy lifestyle choices for middle and high school girls. Younger girls may attend the conference at the sole discretion of their parents or guardians due to the sensitive nature of programming topics and materials which may not be appropriate for younger girls.
DO PARENTS HAVE TO PAY IF THEY BRING THEIR CHILDREN?
Yes, all attendees at the conference must pay the $30 registration fee.
IS TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED?
No, all attendees are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Conference
WILL ATTENDEES BE GIVEN OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET WITH GUEST SPEAKERS?
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with guest speakers.
IS THERE A FEE FOR PARKING?
Yes. There is a $2 / person parking fee.
ARE MEN ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE?
Yes, men are allowed to attend the conference. Fathers are especially encouraged to attend.
WILL THE ATTENDEES NEED ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR THE CONFERENCE?
There will be vendors at the conference who may be selling their products, however the $30 registration fee covers the costs for lunch and all sessions.
WILL REGISTRATION FEES BE REFUNDED?
No, registration fees will not be refunded.
ARE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO HELP WITH REGISTRATION FEES?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
In the subject line, type SCHOLARSHIP – YOUR NAME.
WHAT HOTELS ARE NEARBY?
Youth Empowerment Services has reserved a block of rooms for the Sixth Annual Dream Girls Conference at the following hotels:
Hyatt Place Charleston Airport/Convention Center ($139 / night)
Located off of W. Montague Avenue and within walking distance to the Convention Center, guests may reserve rooms by calling reservations (888.591.1234). Ask for the Hyatt Place Charleston Airport/ Convention Center in North Charleston, reference the Dream Girls Conference or go online here and use code G-GIRLS. The cutoff date for reservations at this rate is February 25, 2019.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Center ($175 / night)
Directly connected to the Convention Center, guests may reserve rooms online here. The cutoff date for reservations at this rate is February 27, 2019.
Some additional hotels in the area are:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel North Charleston – Convention Center 5264 International Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29418 | (843) 576-0300
Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport 5265 International Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29418 | (843) 308-9330
Aloft Charleston Airport & Convention Center 4875 Tanger Outlet Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29418 | (843) 566-7300