Women Helping Girls Make Choices is a FREE program girls who attend middle schools in the DCMO and ONC BOCES service areas. With the collaborative effort of a number of educators and community resources including co-sponsorship and support by the Secondary Education Department at SUNY Oneonta, we are able to offer the program at SUNY Oneonta.
1) to encourage young women to pursue higher level math and
science by creating a link to real-world
2) to introduce young women to mentors in
3) to inspire self-sufficiency, independence and leadership
4) to model career planning and decision making; and
5) to provide positive peer interaction.
The event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the SUNY Oneonta College. Schools participating will enroll a group of up to six students (fifth and sixth grade) and one staff chaperone. We have a maximum capacity of 150 participants. Schools may register as many groups as they wish on a first come, first serve basis.
2018 Preliminary Agenda
No Boundaries is the theme for this general
session. Our presenter will share the story of her journey to career
stardom. Our students will be inspired by successful women who achieved
fantastic career ranks and recognition. The presentation sets the stage
for our students to dream big and prepare for success.
STEM is for Girls!
BUILDING WITH MATH
By popular demand, Allison
Pfister from Jett
industries Inc. returns to demonstrate how you can build a bridge using math
and principles of engineering. The
session is all hands on! Students have
an opportunity to apply mathematical concepts to the building competition. This is an excellent career exploration
activity for the student to explore
opportunities for design and project
The Future of Garbage!
CAREERS IN RESOURCE
Our students will learn the role they can play in renewable
energy, conservation and preserving our resources. The presenters are
ready to demonstrate the importance of this relevant global topic and how our
students can prepare for exciting careers of
More Than Doctors and Nurses!
CAREERS IN HEALTHCARE
A series of exercises and rotations will allow students to
learn about the many careers of the future in healthcare. Our mentors are
preparing hands-on activities to increase awareness of medical field
opportunities around the world and right here in their communities.
College Student for a Day!
LUNCH AT THE COLLEGE DINING HALL
This is the fun part of our event. Students will join
other college students and dine at the restaurant with the freedom to choose their favorite food from 12-plus food
stations and the opportunity to talk to mentors and new friends.