BINGHAMTON, NY -- Binghamton University will host the sixth annual Girls Take Charge leadership conference from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 17, in room 258 of the Fine Arts Building.

The program, which is open to girls in grades 7-12, will introduce participants to local female leaders who will share their experiences and insights on creating success and making a difference. Through workshops and skill building sessions, students will identify their own personal leadership styles.

The students will have an opportunity to work in hands-on leadership and team building sessions. During the “Sweet Taste of Leadership” activity, participants will have an opportunity to meet area women leaders, including Binghamton City Councilwoman Lea Webb and WILD 104 DJ Tanya Wheeler, to learn about their experiences.

During lunch, participants will meet with female college student leaders. These college mentors will share their insight on how to navigate through middle and high school, as well as answer any questions about college. Other topics to be covered include decision-making, problem-solving and positive risk-taking.

Online registration is available at http://ceo.binghamton.edu/continuing-education/non-credit-programs/youth-programs.php.

The program fee is $59 and includes workshop, materials, and lunch. For more information, call (607) 777-6857 or toll free, 1-877-313-2508 or e-mail conted@binghamton.edu.

The program is co-sponsored by Binghamton University’s division of Continuing Education & Outreach and Learning to Lead, Inc.