Girl-Wise Conference

The annual conference offers junior high and high school females an opportunity to attend workshops that promote creativity, healthy bodies, healthy minds, and taking charge of their lives.

Due to circumstance beyond our control, the 18th Annual Girl-Wise Conference has been postponed until 2022.

We are sorry for any disappointment or inconvenience this may cause, however, pre-registered attendees may pick-up their backpack, informational folder, and SWAG on Saturday, September 18th from 10am-2pm at the Lake County Children's Advocacy Center (123 O'Plaine Road, Gurnee).

Please call the Girl-Wise hotline at (847) 377-7909 with any questions. 

We look forward to seeing you next year!

Please watch our videos from our 2020 Virtual Conference themed "Empowerment."

Girl-Wise Postponed

The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit and the Lake County Juvenile Justice Council continue to partner with agencies in the community to present the Annual Girl Wise Conference. The planning committee of this conference includes representatives from Juvenile/Probation Services, State’s Attorney’s Office, NICASA, Omni Youth Services, Lake County Regional Office of Education, Girls on the Run, the College of Lake County, and females in the community. A video description of the conference can be viewed here.


All funding used for this conference is acquired through donations from various agencies in the community, as well as personal donations from representatives of the committee.