Inland Girls learn about careers in law & justice!

GSSGC is very thankful to the many businesses that provide the necessary funding to do this important work: San Bernardino Valley College District, Bank of America, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, BNSF Railway, Edison International and the Southern California Gas Company have all provided financial support.

Hon. Cynthia A. Ludvigsen
Hon. Cynthia A. Ludvigsen teaches girls about the Justice System and the educational paths needed to become a judge.

Our past met the future when the Honorable Cynthia Ludvigsen and Ms. Christina M. Volkers, CEO of Superior Court of San Bernardino,  along with Attorney Maureen Muratore and Bailiff Doreen Simons (all proud Girl Scout alumnae) lead girls from Colton Middle School on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Superior Court of San Bernardino County! The historic courthouse is located on 351 N. Arrowhead.

“Thank you Girl Scouts for a wonderful afternoon!” said Judge Ludvigsen, the alumnae member responsible for hosting the event. “Our goal for participating in the program [Classroom To Career] is to provide the inspiration for girls to seek higher education.”

Classroom to Career, currently celebrating its first year anniversary,  provides Girl Scouts the opportunity to view different career paths within an industry. To date, our girls have had hands-on experience in cyber security, transportation, information and technology, fire-fighting, and law enforcement.

“The alumnae association members want to show girls there are many career paths they may not have considered because they are either were unaware of them or it is a non-traditional female career pathway,” said Knea Hawley, Director of Fund Development and Alumnae Engagement.

Until recently, Girl Scouts primarily implemented programs like financial literacy through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, but through Classroom To Career collaborations have provided GSSGC opportunities to work directly with the education community. GSSGC and partners share a single goal: improved academic outcomes – particularly for our region’s diverse, underserved populations.

Utilizing the GSSGC Alumnae Association members our Council is bringing real-world career exploration opportunities to underserved girls in the hopes of developing the next generation of female leadership in San Bernardino!

Additional Classroom to Career sponsors include Union Bank, Boeing, JPChase Morgan, Comerica and Wells Fargo.

For more information about Classroom to Career: Developing Tomorrow’s Female Leaders, contact
Knea Hawley.

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