Colton Girls Tour NBC Universal’s “Today In LA”

Classroom To Career’s first graduating class embarked for Universal City early Tuesday morning for their final behind-the-scenes workplace tour at NBC Universal. The finale was proudly sponsored by the Southern California Gas Company.

“It’s sad to have the last one, but also happy because we’ve learned so much on each field trip,” said Keauna B. She and fellow Colton Middle School girls in the Classroom To Career program  will soon graduate and begin their careers at Colton High School in the fall.

IMG_0093The NBC Universal tour was arranged by the Girl Scouts’ Knea Hawley and Today In LA’s Crystal Egger. Ms. Egger herself grew up in Colton before pursuing her career in journalism and media .

You can follow Ms. Egger on twitter at @crystalNBCLA and you can follow us at @GirlScoutsSGC !

The girls were the first group to be sponsored by the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council’s unique education program.  Classroom to Career: Developing Tomorrow’s Female Leaders is a program where girls have the opportunity to explore a multitude of career paths by going “behind the scenes” at workplace sites.

Each month girls explored a different site; these included the County of San Bernardino I.T. Department, BNSF Railway, Bank of America, Superior Court, fire departments, law enforcement agencies and even media companies like NBC Universal.

On each tour the girls learned the many career paths available to them, as well as the education requirements and the income range for different professions.

After the guided tour of the studio and newsroom the girls were treated to a special lunch at Universal City Walk’s Hard Rock Cafe.

Special thanks to the Southern California Gas Company, Crystal Egger and NBC Los Angeles for making this very special Classroom To Career a reality!



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