Ravens L.I.F.T. Conference empowers female student athletes

Posted at 8:37 AM, Apr 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-04 18:23:16-04

The Baltimore Ravens host their third annual L.I.F.T. conference Tuesday.

The Leading and Inspiring Females to Thrive Conference is a leadership seminar for female student-athletes from Baltimore City and Baltimore County public high schools.

Sophomores and juniors from select schools were nominated to participate by their athletic directors. Student chosen are described as a "united leader" and "unsung hero" for their sports program.

The event is designed to empower the next generation of female student-athletes and develop their leadership skills - helping them succeed both on and off the playing field.

Students will participate in interactive group discussions and a workout.

They will hear from Baltimore Ravens Coach John Harbaugh and 13-time U.S. Paralympic swimming gold medalist Jessica Long.

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