On Friday, April 1, the Colleges will host the fourth annual College 101 program for local Girl Scouts. The program is an educational and fun day-long event during which scouts in grades 8 – 12 gain an understanding of what it’s like to be a college student. Organizers hope the experience will encourage them to pursue higher education.
Upon arriving on campus, Aletha Rollins, the Horseheads Service Coordinator for Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, will welcome the Girl Scouts with opening remarks before the girls have the chance to explore campus and learn what life is like for women on the HWS campus.
The scouts will attend specialized classes taught by HWS faculty meant to teach skills that will encourage success in college. These classes will include topics such as leadership, body image and social media, career exploration, as well as writing strategies and study skills.
Throughout the day, the girls will tour of campus, stopping midday for lunch in Saga Dining Hall. Finally, the event will culminate with a panel discussion titled, “College Life Today,” during which the Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to ask questions of current students about their experiences in college.