Girls Inc. Kicks Off “College Bound Girls” Fall Program


By Mieasha Harris

Continuing to make an impact on the lives of young women, Girls Inc. of West Contra Costa County (Girls Inc. WCCC) is set to resume the College Bound Girls program on Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to noon.

This year’s activities will feature college access networking, assistance with obtaining scholarships, SAT prep, and help completing college applications.

The focus is on 9th – 12th grade girls. The program provides opportunities for participants to acquire community service hours, build upon social and networking skills, explore college campuses, enhance presentation abilities and make better life choices.

Says Tiffany Farmer, a participant in College Bound Girls, “Girls Inc. has impacted my life tremendously. I have been exposed to a lot of different networks I would never have even dreamed of if it were not for Girls Inc.

“They had taught me the importance of independence, using my knowledge as a weapon, and most important to love everyone.”

Teens who are interested in learning more about the program should attend the orientation on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The topic of the Sept. 21 meeting is: Presenting your Best Self.

All meetings held at 260 Broadway in Richmond. For information, contact (510) 232-5440 or email [email protected].

Mieasha Harris is executive director of Girls Inc. of West Contra Costa County.


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