This month we are shining the spotlight on an amazing program we have the honor to be a part of. Colleen is a mentor in the Sacred Hearts Academy Girls Got Grit Mentorship Program. This program connects students in grades 10-12 with local, professional women who work with them on building invaluable skills they will carry with them for the rest of their lives – networking, leadership skills, and job mentoring to name a few. This program aims to develop these bright young students into future women leaders in Hawaiʻiʻs workforce.
Girls Got GRIT: Grace, Resilience, Initiative, Tenacity.
Last Thursday 5 teams of girls presented their projects on “if they were governor what would they do to change the state of Hawaiʻi.” Mahalo to our industry partners who came out to hear the presentations.
Topics covered a range of important issues. The students from our team four: Kea Char, Maddie Prislin, Moriah Gilmore, Raena Ho, and Maria Domingo presented a mandatory life skills class for junior and senior high school students. The course would be called Fit 4 Lifeand would cover 4 pillars that were designed for the success of students in life after high school in 4 different areas.
Own Your Body: Focuses on educating students in the areas of Sexual Education, Healthy Eating, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health.
Savvy Shopper: To help students budget their money, shop smart and gain shopping strategies. Topics covered include Clothing, Credit/Debit Cards, Food, Decor, and Essentials.
Money Guru: Teaches students about life finances and future economic endeavors, improve financial comprehension and prevent monetary challenges in the future. Topics covered include Banking Services, Taxes/Bills, and Credit/Student Loans.
Happy House: This pillar focuses on basic domestic skills to prepare them for life after high school while in college or living on their own. Topics covered include Household Cleaning, Cooking, and Personal Hygiene.
It was an exciting day at the State Capitol where the girls gave their presentation to a very engaged and attentive Governor Ige. Mahalo to Governor Ige for taking time out of your busy schedule to listen to these bright young students, and mahalo to Betty White, Head of School, Shelley Cramer, the creator of the Girls Got Grit Program, and to Noelani Oliver the program director, for leading these young ladies in this amazing program. We learn as much from these bright young women as they learn from us! We are so inspired by these young leaders and the future looks bright for Hawaiʻi with women like them entering the workforce!