What is JLH’s Current Project?

The Junior League of Hartford (JLH) is partnering with Junior Achievement (JA) of Southwest New England for the JA Career Connections for Young Women (CCYW). The program is in its third full year of implementation (after a pilot year), offering a unique opportunity for area young women to learn from and network with JLH members.

Who will CCYW serve?

CCYW is for high school aged women in the Hartford area; its purpose is to provide young women with a clearer understanding of their potential and a powerful vision of what they can become.

CCYW and the JLH Impact Area:
 Empowering Women & Girls to Overcome Obstacles

What are the main components of the CCYW Program?

  • Career Inspirations – early fall 2016; 200 attendees (goal). Featured speakers to include female professionals and leaders who encourage young women to take charge of their financial future.
  • Careers Academy – an after-school program for 25 girls, to run weekly after school for approximately 11 weeks.
    • Session topics include:
      • Conflict management and communication
      • Personal finance
      • Personal branding
      • Dangers of social media
      • Networking
      • Public speaking
    • Panel discussion with female professionals representing a variety of career paths centered on preparing for a career and overcoming barriers to success
    • College tour of local university and an opportunity to speak with admissions representatives, current students and alumni
    • Job shadow at a local company
    • Mock interviews
    • Throughout the second half of the Careers Academy, students will work in small groups based on career interests. JLH members working in these fields will serve as career coaches as the students research the careers in depth and ultimately share their findings.

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