SMART Girls Explore their Futures
On Thursday, La Conner SMART Girls dived into the unknown and talked about their futures. For some youth, high school and beyond seem so far away but it’s never too early to expose children to their options. College, community college, vocational tech schools, job training programs, traveling and careers are just some of the options available for youth today once they finish high school. Club members discussed what each of these paths may entail then participated in several activities.
In one activity, Club members formed small groups and developed lists of careers or jobs starting with each letter of the alphabet, A through Z. This exercise encouraged the girls to broaden their minds and realize that the possibilities really are endless! The girls found it challenging and enjoyed working together on this task. Critical thinking and teamwork were key skills, as was creativity for the more difficult letters such as Q, X and Z.
Next week the La Conner SMART Girls will have their final meeting of the year. The group will also host a Root Beer Float Social on Friday, June 6th at 5:30pm at the La Conner Boys & Girls Club. This event is free and open to all girls as well as their moms, sisters, aunts and grandmas!
The La Conner SMART Girls program is open to girls ages 8-12 and will run again next school year. For more information about SMART Girls please contact Program Director Leah Vazquez at (360)466-3672.