Girls set career and educational goals with guidance from professional women
Girls need to hear the message that every career is a career for them to consider. Career mentors can do just that.
Our Lunch Bunch program matches groups of girls (ages 9 to 18) with professional female mentors of diverse backgrounds and careers. Over a one-hour lunch, volunteer mentors share their career successes, challenges, and advice in a small group format. Girls learn firsthand about careers they may have not known or had interest in prior to Lunch Bunch.
The group also participates in a hands-on activity, engaging both the volunteers and the girls. The most popular activity is a matching card game during which girls match specific careers with the proper education, skill set, and things they can do now to prepare. “Now when I get older, I will be ready for college,” said Brooklynn, a Lunch Bunch participant. “It was nice having [volunteers] here to help us with our choices.”