READING, PA – The Junior League of Reading, PA, Inc. announces its 6th Annual Young Women’s Summitto be held on February 18, 19, 25 and 26th at the 2nd St Learning Center, 430 North 2nd Street, Reading, PA 19601. The Young Women’s Summit is a professionally-facilitated community youth forum for leadership development and civic engagement for girls enrolled in the four Reading School District middle schools.
The purpose of the Summit is to engage a group of young women in sixth and seventh grades in a meaningful dialogue that will expand their Developmental Assets, cultivate their leadership skills, and empower them to make a difference in their community through youth-driven community service projects. The summit is a critical component of the Junior League of Reading’s Youth Empowered initiative that seeks to empower youth and to develop their leadership skills.
Each year, members of the Junior League work with approximately 40 girls to encourage their own leadership style, to practice teamwork skills, and to apply those strengths and skills to a community service project of their choosing. Prior year projects have included a positive messaging poster campaign, the development of an anti-bullying PSA, blankets for children at Opportunity House and thank you cards for service men and women. Sharon Mast, of Spark Solutions, will be facilitating the program again this year. The program is free for all participants.
“The Young Women’s Summit promotes the empowerment of middle school girls by bringing them together and helping them to discover their individual and shared strengths. Our goal is to give these women the tools and confidence to stake out their own bright futures. For our Junior League members, this event is the highlight of our year,” said Marisa Hunsicker, of the Junior League of Reading.
Founded in 1923, The Junior League of Reading, PA, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The trained volunteers of The Junior League of Reading, PA, Inc. are focused on empowering youth and raising self-esteem by creating, improving and expanding the resources and opportunities available for their growth, development and overall welfare. The Junior League of Reading, PA, Inc. reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism. For more information contact The Junior League of Reading, PA, Inc. at 610-374-9811 or visit our website at www.jlreading.org