Girls Inc. of Alameda County and Soroptimist International of Oakland - The Founder Club have partnered up to provide mentorship and guidance to high school aged seniors applying for college admissions and scholarships. Through the Girls Inc. National Scholarship Program, best known as GINS to the applicants, Girls Inc. members are able to apply for national scholarships to help defer the rising costs of education. Six SIO-TFC members have taken an active role, each partnering with one girl: Bertha Dorsey, Leanne Davis, Katharine Miller, Portia Stewart, Kay Taylor, and Sheila Wang, Mentorship includes a weekly meeting between Mentor and Mentee at the Girls Inc. of Alameda County headquarters in Oakland. Guidelines for mentorship include reading, revising, brainstorming and advising in the creation of a scholarship application submission. There are four essays, each weighted differently and comprise over six pages of submission. Our young mentees have been busy writing, and our enthusiastic members have been busy reading!
President Portia Stewart remarked, "I found working with the girls at Girls Inc. to be extremely rewarding and a chance to bond with a young woman grateful for our experience and help. I've offered club's assistance for this project again next year. It was rewarding and the best way to lead is by example.
First draft submissions are due by 6pm Friday, November 2nd. We look forward to hearing about the continued successes of our already bright and successful future leaders!
See what great work Girls Inc is doing here: https://girlsinc.org/
10/25/2018 06:47:36 am
I encourage our members to participate in this wonderful event going forward. I personally appreciate the opportunity to work with girls with ambition to make a difference and grow with the organization supporting that mission.
10/25/2018 11:46:12 am
What a joy to work with these bright, confident young women, and observe how the Girls Inc. programs helped them to get there! This is a great organization with high goals for all the girls it helps. I'll be there next year too!
10/25/2018 01:28:22 pm
It's been so wonderful to see these young ladies blossom! Can't wait to see more about their future work!
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