Submitted by Nikki Van Velson and Michele Shockley
OAKHURST – Soroptimist International of The Sierras is hosting a career support conference for high school girls in grades 9 through 12, on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. Registration is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. and the program begins at 9 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served. This event is free to those attending, and is limited to 50 attendees.
The one-day event is being held at the Oakhurst Community Center and will focus on career opportunities, fun activities and videos to help educate girls on what they can accomplish and in hopes of raising their self-esteem. Each girl will receive a gift bag upon arrival and prizes will be awarded throughout the day.
A survey was completed by Soroptimist International of the Americas with girls from 22 countries around the world; results showed that girls want a quality education, access to mentors, opportunities, financial help and to feel safe.
Learn more about Dream It – Be It Career Support for Girls by visiting www.soroptimist.org and click on Dream It – Be It. Registration forms and parental consent forms can be found at www.dreamitbeitgirls.com.
The last day for registration is January 15.
Soroptimists Nikki Van Velson and Michele Shockley are Committee Chairs for this event.