Sister-to-Sister Summit on November 5, 2016
AAUW Tarrant County Branch held its 16th annual Sister-to-Sister Summit on November 5. This summit provides mentoring to girls from five local Fort Worth ISD Middle Schools. The Middle School years are a transition from childhood to teen, when girls often encounter problems with self-esteem, academic pressure, drama, temptation, disappointment or rejection. This event provides them tools to help deal with these various obstacles, while encouraging them to stay in school, graduate from high school and strive to attend college. We expect 80 to 100 girls to participate.
The Summit now has women in college who volunteer that were at a Summit as middle school students. This day does make a difference in the lives of those who attend. The Summit also makes a very positive difference in the lives of AAUW members who volunteer.
The first Summit was with only 1 school and held in a middle school. Now, we work with 5 middle schools and the location has been moved to a college campus. Other organizations that support the Summit are Fort Worth ISD, Tarrant County College-Trinity River Campus, TCU Center for Urban Education, and Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society which promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.