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File #: 2010-0295    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 4/6/2010 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 4/6/2010
Enactment date: 4/6/2010 Enactment #: 171
Effective date:    
Title: NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Strong Women Strong Girls for the critical impact it is making in Pittsburgh's future by supporting girls and women in our region and for hosting the “Jump into Spring!” event on April 10, 2010.
Sponsors: R. Daniel Lavelle, All Members
Attachments: 1. 2010-0295.doc
WHEREAS, Strong Women Strong Girls is a non-profit program that fosters high aspirations among elementary school girls, helping them develop the skills they need for life-long success, and cultivates leadership and professional development for undergraduate college women; and,

WHEREAS, Strong Women Strong Girls trains college women as mentors who then engage the third through fifth grade girls during after school hours utilizing a research based curriculum that incorporates the study of contemporary and historic female role models, skill building activities and strong relationships with mentors and one another; and,

WHEREAS, Strong Women Strong Girls emphasizes the development of the college women who volunteer as mentors by providing them with extensive training and opportunities to be matched with professional women in one-on-one mentor relationships creating generations of mentoring ; and,

WHEREAS, Strong Women Strong Girls provides programming to more than 220 girls at 17 partner sites throughout the City of Pittsburgh and in Homestead, working with more than 70 college volunteers from Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, Point Park University and the University of Pittsburgh; and,

WHEREAS, Strong Women Strong Girls will host a very special after school event, “Jump Into Spring!” for participating girls on April 10, 2010, at the Petersen Events Center where girls will rotate through various activity stations with jump ropes, each reinforcing skills learned throughout the year; and,

WHEREAS, the “Jump into Spring!” activity stations will be hosted by Strong Women Strong Girls partners and will include the Pittsburgh Passion, the Pittsburgh Steelers, Coach Agnus Berenato, the Holy Trinity High Flyers Jumping Team and Mistress of Ceremonies Erin Kienzle of WTAE;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Strong Women...

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