The Self-esteem and Higher Education Leadership Academy for young women is designed to empower female high school students grades 10-11 with the tools needed for personal and professional life and career success.
SHE is based on the theory that exposure to higher education, mentors, role modeling and planning a future for at-risk youth will increase persistence toward high school completion and encourage college attendance. Providing young women with self-determination to envision a future for themselves will result in strong women leaders, strong family units and healthier successful communities.
SHE Leadership Academy Program Goals:
Develop leadership skills for young women
Provide a bridge for a seamless transition from high school to college or career
Increase motivation and persistence toward high school completion
Empower young women & enhance their self-esteem
Provide mentoring opportunities for underrepresented young women and Women community leaders
Cultivate relationships between accomplished women leaders as role-models for SHE Leadership Academy participants
Enable young women to take ownership in their future career choices by providing multiple demonstrations and models for success
Demonstrate skills and techniques for dealing with negative behaviors and interactions i.e. bullying, peer pressure
Encourage a “SHE Can-Do Attitude”