The sister-to-sister program supports first-generation college-bound students of federally qualifying families. We partner with the Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at Yavapai College to select girls from the ETS enrollment at Chino Valley, Prescott Valley, and Camp Verde schools.
Our annual luncheon is one of the workshops scheduled for the students to encourage them to complete high school and continue beyond. Branch members are paired randomly with the girls and participate in round-table discussions pertaining to careers, college programs and access. Our role is to encourage the young women through one-on-one conversation, to listen to their dreams and circumstances, and to share the experience of college and its benefits.
In February we held our annual Sister-to-Sister luncheon. Each year the luncheon grows in popularity among the students and panelists.
Student feedback from our February 2015 luncheon:
” I liked everything from the food to the people to the things I learned. I am really grateful for the opportunity to be here!”
“I liked how everyone was so kind to one another. I also liked how everyone was willing to share their stories about trying to get into college and succeed. They gave us tips for that and for how we could reach our dreams.”
“I liked all the advice and support the AAUW members gave me. They were very encouraging.”
“I felt very welcome. Everyone was so friendly and helpful.”
Contact Claudia Greenwood for more information about the Sister to Sister program.
Watch this space for an announcement of the winter 2017 event!