The first-ever Dream Girls conference will be held from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston.

Conference organizers said more than 1,000 middle and high school girls and their parents have registered to attend, and the goal is to empower them to make healthy decisions.

The conference is sponsored by Youth Empowerment Services Inc., and it will serve as a catalyst for long-term involvement with YES programs.

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