On May 24th, the Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) was pleased to sponsor the first Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas 2011 Young Women’s Leadership Conference, hosted by Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. The conference was made possible by a $2,500 Community Assistance Fund (CAF) Grant to Junior Achievement to support its educational programs in Fort Bend County.
Over 20 young ladies from Marshall and Willowridge High Schools were selected to participate in the event. The conference, coordinated by Karen Chitty-Boe, Director, Business Unit Marketing of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, focused on teaching young women how to be successful through mentoring sessions on topics of networking, resume writing, interviewing skills and healthcare field job opportunities. The participating girls were “mentored” by women professionals who live and/or work in Fort Bend County.
Junior Achievement provides K-12 economic focused programs for use in classroom and after-school settings to educate and inspire young people to understand business, economics, and personal finance, to value free enterprise and to know the relevance of an education.
FBJSL accepts CAF applications throughout the year for grant funding up to $5,000 per year. Applicants must be nonprofit organizations serving Fort Bend County with requests to fund a critical need, pilot program and/or expand a significant service to the community. For additional eligibility requirements or to download an application, please visit www.fbjsl.com.