Rosie’s Girls participants from the past 10 years will reunite Saturday to celebrate the program’s decade of service in Santa Monica.

Originally created to help young girls learn how to operate saws, drills, welding torches and other tools of the trade each summer, Rosie’s Girls has helped over 400 girls over the years that don’t mind wearing hard-hats and coveralls.

To mark the program’s 10th anniversary, Rosie’s Girls @ 10 was designed by girls for girls as a platform to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of girls and women in the community. The hundreds of girls who have participated in the program over the years as well as parents and friends of Rosie’s Girls are invited to attend the conference.

The conference will kick-off at the Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., at 9 a.m. with Riveters of Today interviews and a skit on the “herstory” of Rosie the Riveter.

The afternoon session will be at Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave., in partnership with City Hall’s Juneteenth Celebration, beginning at 2 p.m. Afternoon highlights include workshops in construction, gardening, violence prevention and yoga. There will also be a screening of the award winning film, “Going on Thirteen.”

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