Do you have a passion for helping youth in their journey to higher education?
If so, the HWNT Fort Worth Chapter is recruiting new Education Committee members to join us as we make preparations for the Latinas in Progress (LIP) Class of 2012-2013!
Latinas in Progress (LIP) strives to familiarize senior high school Latinas with college life and the tools to succeed in their personal and professional life. Our education and leadership series consists of five learning sessions, volunteer opportunities, and mentorship resources. Our series enables the students to participate in five modules where they will (1) learn more about applying to college and college life; (2) improve their writing skills; (3) learn to be more assertive; (4) learn about the importance of civic participation; and (5) learn about health and wellness tips and other important life skills. The sessions are taught at local partner colleges and universities during one Saturday a month during the school year from September 2012 to February 2013. LIP also exposes the participants to mentorship resources: women who share their stories of overcoming adversity, achieving higher education, and professional success. The sessions provide enriching learning experiences and encouragement by providing access to opportunities, information, financial resources, and exposure to universities.
As part of the Education Committee, you will help coordinate modules, plan LIP student activities, and provide your time as a mentorship resource for our students. This year we are gearing up for our largest class yet- 80 dedicated and motivated Tarrant County Latina high school seniors! To ensure we provide the same quality of resources, we would like to recruit more committee members to help us keep up with the successfully growing number of students. Although the Education Committee works diligently to inspire our students, we walk away inspired as well after a Saturday morning with these future leaders, teachers, doctors, etc.
For more information, please visit our website: www.lipfw.org
- The Education Committee meets once a month
- LIP Modules are every 3rd Saturday of the month at various DFW university/college campuses
- Members of the Education Committee are also invited to the LIP Holiday Soiree and the Annual Mother-Daughter Scholarship Banquet
- If you would like additional information or are interested in joining, please contact Anette Soto, Education Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
One specific committee position still available, for those that may be interested: LIP Community Service Chair. The Community Service Chair assists the LIP students on their community service requirements, collected documentation for their service hours, and is available to answer service-related student questions throughout the duration of the LIP program. This position is of particular importance as students must fulfill the service hour requirement to be eligible for LIP Scholarships.