On May 27th, 2010 thirty-one Bridgeport public school girl scholars participating in Girls Incorporated of Southwestern Connecticut’
The spirit of friendly competition to achieve better than statistics would dictate, motivation, and striving for success was alive in the CCNY classroom. Dr. Guyden shared inspiring words with the Bridgeport scholars “City College has a proud history and its history is about people like you (the scholars in The Growth Through Transformation program.) Many Students have doubt about themselves, this is a natural feeling, but with hard work, commitment and belief you will succeed. It is not just about academics and the books it’s about believing in you. Do not let anyone tell you ‘you can’t’.”
Scholars participated in a tour of the campus and its science laboratories. The visit was concluded by City College graduates and current students’ sharing their testimonials on finding their way through college and higher education in the science and Allied Health field. This was the final field trip of three done during the first learning cycle of Girls Inc. of SWCT’s Growth Through Transformation. Field trip attendance and participation for some scholars in the program went from 17% to 75%. Scholars are now preparing for their 6 week work study internships in Allied Health beginning July 6th. Placement sites include Astoria Park, Bridgeport Department of Health, Covidien, North Bridge Health Care Center, Sickle Cell Association of Southwestern Connecticut, St. Vincent’s Fereolo Center, The Kennedy Center, and VITAS: Innovative Hospice Care. The Girls Inc. of SWCT Growth Trough Transformation partners and scholars are excited for a summer of STEM!
The Girls Inc. STEM program has been made possible through a strategic partnership with The Workplace, Inc in Bridgeport, CT. It is offered without cost to participating girls ages 15-18 at Bassick, Central, and Warren Harding High schools. For more information about Growth Through Transformation please contact Danielle Gleason Girls Inc. STEM Facilitation Leader, at 203-756-4639 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Girls Incorporated is a national non-profit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold. The organization’
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The WorkPlace, Inc., Southwestern Connecticut’
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Girls Incorporated is a national non-profit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold.