The Self-esteem and Higher Education Leadership Academy for young women is designed to empower female high school students grades 10-11 with the tools needed for personal and professional life and career success.
SHE is based on the theory that exposure to higher education, mentors, role modeling and planning a future for at-risk youth will increase persistence toward high school completion and encourage college attendance. Providing young women with self-determination to envision a future for themselves will result in strong women leaders, strong family units and healthier successful communities.
SHE Leadership Academy Program Goals:
Develop leadership skills for young women
Provide a bridge for a seamless transition from high school to college or career
Increase motivation and persistence toward high school completion
Empower young women & enhance their self-esteem
Provide mentoring opportunities for underrepresented young women and Women community leaders
Cultivate relationships between accomplished women leaders as role-models for SHE Leadership Academy participants
Enable young women to take ownership in their future career choices by providing multiple demonstrations and models for success
Demonstrate skills and techniques for dealing with negative behaviors and interactions i.e. bullying, peer pressure
Encourage a “SHE Can-Do Attitude”
May 10, 2019 @ 5:00pm
May 28 - 31, 2019
Eastern Washington University's Office for Diversity and Inclusion will hold a seminar May 28 – 31, 2019. The first program of its kind in Eastern Washington, it is a 30-hour curriculum session that uses intercultural communication techniques to promote cross-cultural learning and builds diversity education and facilitation skills.
This seminar is designed to promote cross-cultural understanding and inclusiveness, while addressing the needs of campus, local and regional professionals who are interested in and committed to advancing mutual understanding and cultural competence. While based on a college campus and targeting college and university faculty, staff and students, it will also be open to community members as well.
SIDE facilitator, Dr. Mark P. Orbe, is an internationally known educator, author and consultant/trainer. He is currently a faculty member at Western Michigan University in the School of Communications, where his areas of expertise include interpersonal communication, communication and diversity, and intercultural communication. His expertise in culture, communication, and knowledge have led to this uniquely designed program which seeks to increase the understanding of how enhancing facets of diversity will positively impact the nation.