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CAMDEN – Women of the Dream graduated 22 girls and inducted 20 into its Career and Workforce Readiness Program during a Feb. 22 ceremony at Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy, founder and chief executive officer Leslie Morris said recently.
The program’s graduates, seniors from Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy and Charles E. Brimm Medical Arts High School, successfully completed a year-long college-prep program and workforce readiness program.
Morris said all 22 girls have been accepted into college.
“Assisting young women in underserved area who are college-bound is particularly critical,” Morris told Front Runner New Jersey. “Many of them are the first in their families to pursue college, and therefore do not have family members who are familiar with all the paperwork that is required for college admission.
“For this reason many youth do not complete the admission process. Women of the Dream ensures that our participants complete the admission requirements for college, in addition to providing them with the skills they need to graduate from college,” she said.
The new inductees are currently juniors from Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy and Charles E. Brimm High School. They will follow the same path of instruction as the recent graduates, Morris said.
Women of the Dream will work with the students through their senior year to prepare them for academic achievement. This new crop of future leaders represents the second round of participants in the Career and Workforce Readiness Program and is funded by contribution from the Subaru Foundation.
Camden Mayor Frank Moran, School Superintendent Katrina McComb, Halimah Smith of the Subaru Foundation, Lisa Folks of PNC Bank, and other guests attended the program.
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