GIRLS Paving The Way

Gaining Information to Reach Life of Success (GIRLS) Paving the Way is a three year program beginning in the 6th grade for 35 girls from Lakeview Middle School in Watsonville, CA and focuses on a holistic development approach.

The goal is for participants to enter high school emotionally & soically healthy, progressing on pathways to high school graduation, future-directed, with career identities leading to college or technical training that will prepare them to give back to their community.

The program participants will benefit from a coordinated network of support from informed, caring partner organizations such as YWCA Watsonville, County of Santa Cruz Parks, MAIA Foundation and many others.

Activities during and after school will be provided each week throughout the school year, with special programs offered each summer. Program staff and partners will provide consistent, positive role models, and activities will provide a broad range of culturally-relevant female role models from the community.

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