Fun and facts for girls at KSU
Eleven members of the 2007 Ethical Leadership Certificate program hosted a “Fun and Facts for Girls Day” for middle and high school students at Kennesaw State University July 10. The girls‚ who are members of Girls Inc.‚ enjoyed a full day activities that included presentations on college life and a campus tour.
(Jul 18, 2007) — Eleven members of the 2007 Ethical Leadership Certificate program hosted a “Fun and
Facts for Girls Day” for middle and high school students at Kennesaw State University
July 10. The girls‚ who are members of Girls Inc.‚ enjoyed a full day activities that
included presentations on college life and a campus tour.
Girls Inc. was selected as a community project by the staff members who are currently participating in the 18−month−long ELC program.
“A requirement for completion of this program is to create a group community project that will allow members of the class to apply the skills and knowledge we have learned throughout the program to support our local community‚” said Nicole Phillips‚ assistant director for Minority Student Retention services. “We chose to partner with Girls Inc. this year to provide an opportunity to adolescent girls visit KSU’s campus‚ be exposed to and develop leadership skills‚ as well as stimulate their thoughts and interests in education beyond their high school experience.”
Girls Inc. is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong‚ smart‚ and bold. The organization has provided vital educational programs to millions of American girls‚ particularly those in high−risk‚ underserved areas.
In addition‚ the ELC team held a raffle fundraiser which netted $800. The check was presented to Girls Inc. leaders at the end of the day−long program. However‚ the gift of giving didn’t stop there. The raffle prize‚ a 20−inch television‚ was also donated to Girls Inc.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.