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The Interview for Success Workshop targets at-risk young ladies who, because of lack of education, poverty, child care or other issues, are on a course to a life of financial instability and poor health. The one-day Workshop was held at the San Bernardino Employment and Training Agency and covered topics like personal accountability, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and financial stability to long-term success, along with practical topics like resume writing and practice job interviews. In addition, each participant completing the Workshop will be accompanied by a WLC volunteer and will have the opportunity to shop for appropriate work or job interview attire with the gift card they received through the Workshop.
Healthy Lifestyles Workshops are implemented once a year and are facilitated by experts in various fields of nutrition, public health, and public safety. Topics include nutrition, sexual health and reproduction, domestic violence, and substance abuse prevention information. The long-term outcome of the healthy lifestyles focus area is to support young girls in their development into healthy young women.
The Healthy Lifestyles Committee has created a workshop designed to teach the attendees how to cook healthy and low-cost meals. The girls are broken into two groups and given a list of items to be included in a three-course meal they plan and prepare. The meals are then served to the three "celebrity judges" invited to judge the competition. This workshop not only teaches the young ladies healthy cooking methods, but also safety and sanitation in the kitchen, teamwork, and following direction.
The College Cruises are designed to encourage at-risk high school juniors and seniors to consider a secondary education by exposing them to a fun day at a local community college or university. Participants tour the campus, attend workshops on goal-setting, time management, and overcoming obstacles, receive a college resource workbook, and stroll through a college vendor resource fair. The long-term outcome of the education focus area is to increase the rate of young women graduating high school or completing their GED.
The Education committee is has developed is the Next Steps Mentor Program. Through a partnership with Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Bernardino County, the WLC’s Education Focus Area Committee offers a special training series to female adults interested in mentoring young women for the Student Mentoring Program. Mentors support at-risk young women as they complete high school, prepare for their SAT’s, apply for college, etc. There is an ongoing opportunity for mentors. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, or would like to refer a potential mentor, please contact Rachel Hart, firstname.lastname@example.org.