The Women's Leadership Council of Arrowhead United Way Sponsors a Winter College Cruise for Female High School Juniors and Seniors"The Winter College Cruise" event is made possible by Bank of America, Wells Fargo, San Bernardino Valley College, and Women's Leadership Council of Arrowhead United Way
February 2, 2012
Participants mingle at the WLC's Winter College Cruise
The Women's Leadership Council (WLC) of Arrowhead United Way hosted high school juniors and seniors at San Bernardino Valley College for a fun half-day of workshops designed to assist them in sorting through resources, improving time management skills, goal-setting, and overcoming obstacles. Valley College President Dr. Debra Daniels opened the event with an enthusiastic and invigorating introduction, encouraging the ladies to get the most out of the day. The goal of the program, Winter College Cruise: Navigating the Waters of Education to a Successful Future, is to provide an introduction to the college experience for at-risk young women who may not be considering a secondary education, and to inspire them to consider a variety of career and educational options while dispelling any fears or misconceptions associated with college.
Thanks to co-sponsor San Bernardino Valley College, the students learned about the Valley-Bound Commitment Program, and were provided free breakfast and lunch. All of the participants completed a post-event evaluation to assist the WLC in planning future events focused on promoting education. The Women's Leadership Council is committed to improving the lives of underserved, disadvantaged young women in central San Bernardino County by supporting education, financial stability, and healthy lifestyles programs. For more information about the program or the Women's Leadership Council, contact Knea Hawley at 909-884-9441 x224 or KneaH@ahuw.org.
AUW is a volunteer driven organization that actively supports health and human services by focusing on education, income, and health. These services address the underlying causes of the community's issues and create lasting change. The organization was established in 1891 and is led by prominent respected community leaders; it is one of the oldest United Ways in the country. AUW encourages individuals to become more involved in the community by giving, advocating, and volunteering. For more information about how to become involved with AUW, please call (909) 884-9441 or visit www.ArrowheadUnitedWay.org.