CSU–Pueblo sponsors Young Women’s Real World Conference

College is but one of the personal and professional options that high school women should consider as they think about their post-secondary options and plan the next chapters of their lives. The fourth annual Young Women’s Real World Conference, scheduled at Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Occhiato Student Center on Wednesday, Nov. 7, will address the many educational needs and alternatives for female teens.

The daylong workshop opens with registration and breakfast at 8 a.m. and wraps up at 3 p.m. Again this year, the Women’s Studies Program, supported by an energetic team of community volunteers, has planned a full day of activities, speakers, and conversation about developing visions for their futures and plans for achieving them. All activities involve the participants with coaches, with a ratio of about four students to one coach.

Dr. Carol Loats, former CSU-Pueblo Women’s Studies Program director, initiated the outreach event in 2004 to encourage support for high school girls who may not be thinking about their futures at all, let alone considering community college or university plans as a life alternative. The University coordinates the program with collaboration and guidance from many campus organizations, community organizations, businesses and individuals.

For more information on the Young Women’s Real World Conference, contact Loats at 549-2348 or carol.loats@colostate-pueblo.edu.

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