BOOTCAMP HELPS PREPARE GIRLS FOR CAREERS AND WORKFORCE
The Ladies of Virtue are gearing up for its Power to the Professional Bootcamp from June 26th to June 30th. The event will take place at Kennicott Park, located at 4434 S. Lake Park Ave.
to 12th grade, for 11 years. The goal of the bootcamp is for girls to gain leadership skills that will prepare them for the workforce and internships. Ladies of Virtue was founded by Jamila Trimuel in 2011, for girls ages 9 to 18. The goal of preparing them for college and careers, as
well as for them to become change agents in their communities. “Part of the way we reach our girls in Ladies
of Virtue is this career readiness piece. So, what we’re just trying to do is not only empower girls to be their authentic self, but get them fully prepared for any internships or jobs they have lined up for the summer in the future,” said Kenya Mercer, Senior Program Manager for Ladies of Virtue.
the organization, After School Matters and Rush, as well as small businesses.
them for college and beyond,” Mercer said.
mental health component that will help them learn how to manage their emotions in the workplace, as well as a networking event with professionals from different industries the girls are interested in.
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