LEWISBURG - Snyder, Union and Northumberland counties' Junior Achievement Young Women's Futures Symposium steering committee is kicking off its planning efforts for its annual event, which is scheduled March 10 at Bucknell University.
The Young Women's Futures Symposium is a one-day workshop of mentoring, motivation and opportunity for high school sophomores and juniors. The symposium includes speakers, presentations, sketches and activities covering personal and career success skills. The young women who participate have the chance to explore the opportunities available to them after high school by interacting with women in the career world.
Students from area high schools are invited to attend the event and local businesswomen volunteer their time as mentors, facilitators and speakers.
The Young Women’s Futures Symposium Steering Committee includes, front row, from left, Sue Jamison, Joyce Hendricks, Pamela Brennan Burns and Stacey Hampton; second row, Mary Ellen Jansen, Lizz Hendricks, Karen Nogle and Janie Neff; and third row, Cindie Beck, Heather Ervin, Cindie Lytle, Holly Deiter and Holly Appleman. Absent from photo were Becky Espenshade, Bethany Umholtz, Annette Kitchen, Judy Becker, Donna Day and Kim Printzenhoff.
It is these women from the community who truly make the event a success. They provide guidance and first-hand experience to the young women who attend. Through the support of community businesses, area high school students are able to participate in the event free of charge.
Junior Achievement is an international nonprofit organization that seeks to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, business and economics to improve the quality of their lives. Junior Achievement collaborates with business and community volunteers to bring hands-on lessons into classrooms.
For those who are interested in being a mentor, facilitator, speaker or sponsor, contact Beth George at 649-6910 or e-mail email@example.com.