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/