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Rock and Glow

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Launching first in San Diego. Connecting like-minded women, with a focus on creating a lasting legacy -and- positive impact upon the lives of our teenage girls.
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How We Do This:

By creating a "Network Resource Hub" that can be accessed from EVERYWHERE, at a point, a click, a listen away via LIVE GLOW Streaming, GLOWTalk Podcast, and "ONSITE" GLOW UP-Empowered TEEN events. 

Together we are creating a platform like no other,  with experts in every field, where OUR YOUTH can go to learn, ask questions, get training, as well as  have hands-on opportunities as we grow! Our efforts are rooted in providing opportunities to our youth… other than the screens they hold in their hands, and the peers they surround themselves with.

Our Kids Need Us:

The challenges that our youth and teens face today are like never before. From self harm, to eating disorders, to suicide, school shootings,  and drug abuse, and they don’t have a sense of belonging or knowledge of who they are…they could use a place to belong.

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Our Story: by Melissa and some incredible women

Founded by Myself and some incredible Women, we can do what has yet to be done..create a Free Resource Hub for our TEENS, who desperately need connection, direction, and coaching, as well as what call "passion points" creative arts training, and many more opportunities! We will be introducing experts in various fields to create and provide OUTSTANDING CONTENT and RESOURCES...now matter 'where they are'! WE NEED To create a LEGACY that can TRULY IMPACT and SUPPORT/MENTOR Our Teens.

As the Founder of ROCK and GLOW, I KNOW that this VISION is what I have 'been called to create'! With an award winning 35 years of successful Leadership, Service, Business, Ministry, Events, Real Estate, Media, Radio, Podcasts, etc.... I'M READY TO ROCK!


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Renee Gonzales

Motivational Speaker, Producer

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Tonya Mantooth

CEO & Artistic Director,
Co-Founder
San Diego International Film Festival

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Dr. Sherry Brown Price

Founder of EPIC You

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Erica Rood

Founder of Inspire Balance For Teens

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Felice Kinnear

Int'l Photo Journalist and Media Maven

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Brooke Preece

Founder Brooke Preece Photography

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Dione Becker

Brand Designer, Creative Director

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Juliet Mitchell

Founder Pure Girl in a Toxic World

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Christine Tenfen

Artist and Designer

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Claudia Obermann

Corporate Consultant, Coastal Medical Aesthetics

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Jessica Sturgill, LMFT

Therapist and Founder MetalHealthFirstSD.com

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Alla Kesser Gross

Professional Etiquette and Social Protocol Coach

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Tiffini Hughes

GLOW Treasurer

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Johanna Silva

Business Coach at Johannasilva.com

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Dr. Rebeccah Rodríguez Regner

Family & Sports Medicine Physician

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Kara Lee

Founder and CEO of The Well

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RESOURCES

From InspireBalance.com - Erica Rood 

GLOW Parents Corner

Teens and Body Image

Supporting Your Teen Through Challenges

What Your Teen Needs Part 1

What Your Teen Needs Part 2

GLOW ETIQUETTE

with Alla Kesser
www.lluxxall.com

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ASK ALLA

Etiquette, Style, and International Protocol

Getting Your Cool On: A Teen's Guide to Tackling Social Events
with Swag

Having a healthy mind doesn't just mean dealing with depression or anxiety in a therapist’s view. It's a lot more. Think of your mental health as a G-5 network of multiple streams of connectivity where many different things impact your feelings. One of those factors is how we hang and chill with our friends and families. Out of all the tips and tricks to handle social stress, one golden oldie often gets overlooked from our playlist: etiquette.

First off, let's clear the air. Etiquette isn't a fancy French word for some stuffy list of rules. It's an excellent behavioral code that's all about respect and thoughtfulness. It brings some much needed order and predictability to the wild party we call 'socializing.' If you find social events nerve-wracking, etiquette can be your secret weapon.

 

Nailing Social Interactions: Harnessing the Power of Etiquette and
Good Manners

Connecting with others—through friendships, family ties, dating, or professional networks—is what knits us into the fabric of society. Moreover, our ability to express ourselves clearly is key to succeeding in both our personal and professional lives. A secret weapon is within everyone’s grasp in this intricate web of connections: etiquette and manners.

While etiquette might seem like some dusty relic from your grandparents' generation, it's an evolving toolkit for social success. It lays down the ground rules for being respectful and thoughtful, guiding us through the dizzying maze of relationships and communications with poise and understanding.

Pumping Up Physical Fitness and Etiquette: A Holistic Approach to
Teen Health

Looking after your health isn't just about dodging sickness--it's way more than that. Talking about being healthy and fit as teens is a mix of eating right, keeping your bodies moving, getting enough sleep, and maintaining neatness and cleanliness. It's crucial to grasp what good nutrition means when you're a teen - it's not about being the next MasterChef but loading up on the real superheroes, such as, fresh fruits and veggies, lean proteins, and complex carbs. For the most part steer clear of sugary junk foods and bloating sodas. Of course, we’re only human, and we do have sweet tooth cravings. So, it’s okay to indulge in a guilty pleasure now and again, especially to reward yourself for accomplishing a particular goal or milestone.

Staying active and maintaining fitness isn't about becoming an Olympic athlete overnight. It can be as simple as playing your favorite sport, jogging, dancing to your favorite music, or just taking a leisurely walk. Regular exercise helps control your weight, boosts your immunity, amps up endorphins, which also elevates mood, and even improves your grades!

Navigating Teen Life: The Coolest Guide to Manners and Etiquette
in Sexual Health Education

Let's chat about a hot topic crucial for teens today -- sexual health education. It's way more than the birds and the bees, and covers important things like understanding consent, (“no” really means “no”), practicing safe sex, and recognizing LGBTQ+ rights. Today's complex social scene requires us to handle these issues with sensitivity and maturity. But here's a game changer - good old etiquette and manners. These aren't just about saying “please” and “thank you” but also guiding us to interact with respect and thoughtfulness.

Understanding consent is a big deal. It's about mutual respect, clear communication, and setting and agreeing on boundaries before any intimate stuff even starts. This is where etiquette really steps up to the plate. It reminds us to respect others' boundaries and feelings. It helps us find the words to express our comfort level and get clear on someone else's. All this can avoid misunderstandings and any unwelcome and uncomfortable situations.

Articles From GLOW Experts

Calming Anxiety in Front of the Lens

 Pro Tools for Aspiring Models

 By Felice Kinnear – Fashion Photojournalist

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Bella Hadid, although crowned as the face of Dior and one of Time magazine's most influential people of 2023, grapples with chronic anxiety. According to the Greek ratio of Phi, an ancient measure of symmetry, she’s the most beautiful woman in the world. Yet, when she’s not working, Bella spends her time crying uncontrollably or unable to leave the house ‘crippled with anxiety.’

“I would have really hard episodes and my Mum would ask me how I was doing. Instead of responding in a text I would send a photo,” she recalled. “It was the easiest thing to do at the time because I was never able to put into words how I was feeling. I would just be in excruciating and debilitating pain and I didn’t know why.”

Bella is not alone. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in America and affect 40 million people across the nation. According to Vogue magazine, these rates have climbed amid the ongoing global pandemic. The CDC reporting that from August 2020 to February 2021, the percentage of adults with recent symptoms of anxiety or depression increased from 36.4% to 41.5%.

READ MORE - https://pureinspomagazine.com/dana-point/

GLOW HEALTH CORNER

Dr. Rebeccah Rodríguez Regner

GLOW DAILY - JOUNAL PRINTABLES

By Dione Becker

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GLOW TEENS PRINTABLES

FOCUS ON IMPACT FILM SERIES

HELP PREPARE FUTURE LEADERS
FOCUS ON IMPACT FILM SERIES
Support the Festival’s Education Program
The Festival’s FOCUS on Impact Education Program provides a forum for high school students to explore a variety of complex social issues with screenings of short films, curated curriculum and pre-recorded interviews with Filmmakers.

Help provide this unique education program at no cost to nearly 80,000 high school students throughout San Diego County.

GLOW VOLUNTEER RESOURCES✨

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THE POWER OF PERSPECTIVE

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
JOIN OUR TEAM

We are looking for hundreds of talented, enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to plan, promote, and produce events and support our guests year-round and during the Festival.

sdfilmfest.com/volunteer

CONTENT COMING SOON!