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In This Issue:
The Pioneers: Career Exploration Trip
The Trailblazers: Career Exploration Trip
KIPP Through College: Career Exploration Trip
Bridge To Work Service Learning Project 4
The Explorers: Career Exploration Trip
The Go-Getters: Career Exploration Field Trip
The Visionaries: Career Exploration Trip
The Innovators: Career Exploration Trip
Young Women in the Workplace Career Exploration Field Trip
Internship Program: Closing Ceremonies
Urban Leadership Fellows Program Closing Mentor Event
Urban Leadership Fellows Program Closing Luncheon
Mark your calendars: Next Monday, August 3rd, is Internship Appreciation Day! If you're a supervisor, share your love for your Futures and Options intern using #IAD2015. If you are an intern, let us know what makes this experience meaningful for you, or take a selfie with your supervisor and post to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook!
8 Tips To Help You Achieve College Success
Dr. Marcia Cantarella speaks to a group of over 70 interns about how to succeed in college.
On July 8th, Futures and Options hosted Dr. Marcia Cantarella, author of I CAN Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide, who spoke with more than 70 of our interns about something that’s definitely on their mind: college.
YWW intern Sylvia Murray (second from right) attended the Women's World Cup parade with her colleagues from Legal Momentum.
With support from the Patrina Foundation, Futures and Options has launched a program this summer specifically designed to support young women as they begin their entry to the workforce.
Young Women in the Workplace (YWW), which kicked off this summer, provides paid, mentored internships, career readiness workshops, and a career exploration field trip to five young women in their junior or senior year of high school. The program is designed to prepare the participants to address the unique issues faced by women in the workforce by providing them with valuable professional experience, career-readiness training and a network of professional women to support them as they begin their higher education and career paths.
The five interns are currently working at organizations in New York City that empower women and girls, including the New York Women’s Foundation, Legal Momentum, Lower East Side Girls Club, the YWCA and Step Up. While they are working, the interns are also attending workshops covering topics that affect women in the workforce, such as female leadership, financial literacy and equal pay.
The program was developed by Corey Ogilby, who is a Futures and Options program coordinator. She said she was inspired to create the program after learning just how prevalent issues like sexual harassment and pay inequity are. “It is imperative that we teach our young women how to approach and combat these issues so they are able to become successful and independent leaders,” she said.
“We believe that by participating in YWW, not only will young women will be better prepared to enter the workplace, they will also have taken a first step toward building a professional network and developed a deeper understanding of the issues affecting girls and women on a local and global scale.”
Futures and Options is very grateful to the Patrina Foundation for helping us launch the YWW program.
KIPP Through College Interns Learn How to Lead With Purpose
Daniel Horgan leaads a workshop with Futures and Options' KIPP Through College interns.
On July 20, Futures and Options’ KIPP Through College interns participated in a workshop with Daniel Horgan of the D.G. Horgan Group, where they learned about leading with purpose and developing their strengths.
“Even though they are not necessarily in leadership positions yet, they now know how they can channel their leadership strengths into their current roles and really start to take ownership of their careers and their futures.”
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