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IHS Students Attend "Dare to Dream" Retreat
On November 18, more than 20 students from Independence High School attended the second annual “Dare to Dream” Retreat, sponsored by John Carroll University and the Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum. Held at the Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square, this one-day event encourages high school girls in Northeast Ohio to live a big life and to dream even bigger. The keynote speaker of the retreat was Olympic three-time gold-medal gymnast Gabby Douglas. Douglas encourages young women to find mentors and take advice from role models in all areas of their lives and to not limit themselves. The goal of the retreat is to increase confidence in their ability to execute; share creative thinking strategies; learn leadership skills; and how to take concrete steps to further an entrepreneurial idea. Nearly 1,000 students from 50 schools in the region attended.