March 26 , 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Venue Naples, Naples
Wellfit Girls, a Southwest Florida nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering teen girls, will host an exclusive speaking engagement and book signing on Monday, March 26 at Venue Naples with national teen advocate and author Chessy Prout, a former Naples resident, along with co-author Jenn Abelson, an investigative reporter for the Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team.
At 7 p.m., Prout will share her inspiring story following the traumatic aftermath of her sexual assault at a prestigious New Hampshire boarding school. Venue Naples is located at 13240 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 205, in Naples.
Recognized as among those who planted the seeds for the #MeToo movement when she came forward in her pursuit of justice, Prout’s book, I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor’s Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope, is available March 6. In August of 2015, Prout bravely revealed her identity on NBC’s Today Show and became a national advocate for sexual assault survivors while still in high school at the Community School of Naples, where she graduated in 2017. Prout has received several awards for her advocacy, including from the international organization Together for Girls, named “16 Heroes for 2016” and “Hero of the Week, 2017.”
General admission tickets are $50 for the speaking event at 7 p.m. Before the event, Wellfit Girls will also host a VIP cocktail reception catered by CRAVE Culinaire and a meet and greet with Prout and Abelson. VIP tickets for ages 16 and up are $150 and include admission to the main speaking event and the VIP cocktail reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Registration is available online at www.WellfitGirls.org. Contact Wellfit Girls Program Coordinator Rio DeArmond at 239-529-0366 or [email protected] for more information.