11 Sep Skills For Success
Skills for Success is a mentoring program aimed at middle school to high school girls in need of guidance and mentorship. The program will partner with Forever Friends, a program with Partners in Prevention and meet with girls to help them explore different career options, find their passion and give them the tools to help them to be successful such as how to fill out the FAFSA and scholarship applications, how to write a resume, interviewing etiquette, budgeting etc. The girls visit local businesses which allow them to see first hand how they run and ask questions specific to that industry.
Skills for Success will also coordinate the YES! (Youth Empowerment Seminar.) The Youth Empowerment Seminar is an effort to gather youth from across Longview or the greater Longview area that represent various socioeconomic and scholastic backgrounds. This event is aimed at creating an educational opportunity for young people and increasing meaningful discussion in order to foster understanding and open lines of positive communication. It can be hosted wherever and whenever committee members decide. Event partnerships are established, but are not limited to, many local school districts and numerous youth advocacy programs including thrive 360, hope 4 youth, and the boys and girls club. The content, target audience and presenters may vary from year to year as focus areas and local issues change.