This session, Employment Coordinators Liora and Linda are bringing back Young Women on the Rise, a leadership opportunity specifically for girls in SF YouthWorks. The group launched last spring to bring together young women in the program to support one another’s career and educational goals.
The program’s coordinators also offer these young women additional support through monthly workshops covering topics ranging from employment rights to women’s health. Coordinators also offer drop in hours each week for participants to receive one on one support.
This year, Linda and Liora are focusing on the leadership component to the group. This offers young women opportunity to explore their interests, learn how to better advocate for themselves, and develop their facilitation skills. The intention is to encourage them to be leaders of the group, not just members.