Camp for teen girls at Project Self-Sufficiency

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:44

    Newton — Girls who will be entering grades 6 - 8 in September are invited to participate in the Becoming You Summer Camp at Project Self-Sufficiency, Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Group exercises, hands-on projects and guest speakers will introduce girls to a variety of career options, including jobs in the fields of law and law enforcement, health care, journalism and communications, education and non-traditional professions. “The Becoming You Summer Camp offers a learning environment that is professionally staffed and designed to be fun and educational,” said Deborah Berry-Toon, executive director of Project Self-Sufficiency. “Offering girls the opportunity to learn from women who are established in their professions will give them an understanding about a broad range of career options, and help them start the process of deciding who they want to become.” Mary Jo Vroegindewey, a counselor at the Sussex Middle School, is very supportive of the Becoming You Summer Camp at Project Self-Sufficiency. “I think that one of the challenges with this age group is that their skills and abilities are not totally defined,” Vroegindewey said. “They are in the middle of the discovery process. Adolescents are on the path to becoming who they are meant to be, and they need a lot of reinforcement.” There is a $10 fee per registrant. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Preference will be given to early registrants. To register, call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500.