On May 4th, the Women’s Resource Center hosted the 17th annual “Keys to High School Success” girls conference. Think Network Technologies volunteered to support this inspirational event by mentoring these young minds.
Lori Thibeaux connected with the 8th-grade girls to help them prepare for the transition and challenges of high school. The conference addressed topics such as media literacy, personal safety, career and life choices, interpersonal relationships and bullying intervention techniques. It also encourages for these young women to embrace their intelligence, strength and body image. The program also incorporates a separate conference for 8th-grade boys on the same day.
“Each adult volunteer was paired with an upper-class high school student volunteer. Our duties were to get our assigned student group to their presentations and lunch,” says Lori, a Systems Administrator for Think. “We also got to participate a little in the activities they had each group perform. It is such a great program put on by WRC for middle school girls going into high school. I had a great day.”
About 250 girls and 315 boys attended the “Keys to High School Success” conferences at Fort Lewis College. Durango School District 9-R, the Women’s Resource Center, the ManKind Project and the Sexual Assault Services Organization coordinated the event. WRC would like to offer a program to all 5th-grade students in La Plata County to help them transition into middle school.
Help support the Women’s Resource Center by attending “Men Who Grill” on June 10th at Buckley Park! This is Durango’s summer kick-off party! Enjoy a variety of grilled creations by local participants! There will be live music and beer from Steamworks! Get your tickets right now by following the link – Men Who Grill.
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