December 12, 2008

Racine's Girls Inc. offers leadership camp, volunteer mentor program

UPDATE: Registration extended; see first comment below.

Girls Inc. is a program run by the YWCA to inspire elementary and middle school girls to be strong, smart and bold. The nonprofit is offering two exciting opportunities for girls this month.

The first is a leadership camp on Dec. 22-23 for girls who attend Gilmore, Jerstad, Mitchell and McKinely middle schools.

The second is a volunteer mentor program for high school students who would like to help elementary and middle school girls. Details for both programs are below.

BOLD University
Girls Inc. at the YWCA of Racine in partnership with Lighted Schoolhouse offer middle school girls attending Gilmore, Jerstad, Mitchell, and McKinley Middle Schools in Racine the opportunity to discover a new camp. Middle school girls will participate in Girls Inc. leadership development, group games and activities that encourage them to be their strong, smart and bold selves. A field trip is included. Lighted Schoolhouse has contributed a $45 scholarship for every registrant. The remaining cost is only $10 per participant. BOLD University will be held on Monday, December 22nd and Tuesday, December 23rd 2008 from 9am to 4pm at Assembly Hall at The DeKoven Center, 600 21st Street. Please contact your school’s Lighted Schoolhouse coordinator or Marie Block at or (262) 989.2272 for a registration form or more information. Deadline to register is Friday, December 19. Download the registration form here!

She Volunteers
Attention all high school girls! Would you like to be a mentor for young girls? Do you need volunteer hours? Want to increase your leadership skills and opportunities to earn college scholarships? Girls Inc. at the YWCA of Racine invites you to apply to be a She Volunteer. If you can commit to 2 hours, once a week, after school next semester to help facilitate groups at elementary and middle schools, join us for the She Volunteers Winter Training. The mandatory training will be on Monday, December 29 and Tuesday, December 30 from 9am to 3pm at The DeKoven Center, 600 21st Street. Please contact your school counselor or Marie Block at or (262) 989-2272 for an application or more information. Deadline to register is Friday, December 19th, 2008.

1 comment:

  1. Due to a possible "snow day" on Friday, the deadline to register has been extended to Sunday. You may call (262)989-9693 or email your name and phone number to to pre-register and complete registration on-site Monday at 8:45am in the DeKoven Center's Assembly Hall.