UAMS 12th Street Health & Wellness Center to Host ‘Confidence Project’ Feb. 3

By Ben Boulden

The free, one-day class will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the center, 4010 W. 12th St. Lunch will be provided.

All mothers are welcome to attend with their daughters. Walk-in participants will be accepted on Feb. 3, but participants are encouraged to sign-up in advance. To sign-up, email Parents or legal guardians will need to sign a permission form and a photo release form for each girl.

“We are excited to host this event. The Confidence Project is our attempt to provide young women with the skills they need to develop and mature in the most healthy ways, and we are excited to partner with the student creators, Jordan Fletcher and Sarah Martin,” said Lanita White, Pharm.D., director of the center. “We are dedicated to equipping these young women with the nutritional, sexual and social intelligence in the hope of empowering each to be bold in her passions and confident in herself.”

For more information, call (501) 614-2492.

The 12th Street Health & Wellness Center is a free clinic run by students under supervision of faculty and other licensed volunteers. It provides students from the UAMS Colleges of Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health and the Graduate School an avenue to learn about, from and with each other in an interprofessional center. The center focuses on education, prevention and management of chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. It also provides information about healthy living, preventive care, consultations and screenings for residents of the Little Rock Promise Neighborhood and surrounding areas.

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