The new volunteer engagement program will launch this fall, and the organization needs Athens community members, including college students, to participate. Volunteers have to be 18 years or older, pass a background check with the school system, and go through an application process and an interview by current girls in the program.
The Athens Regional Library System partnered with Becoming Empowered through Education Inc., to host a four-day leadership camp for rising senior girls at Cedar Shoals High School from June 24-27. With the completion of the camp, rising seniors will become mentors for younger female high schoolers beginning in August.
When she was denied acceptance into a women’s organization at Westlake High School in 2013, Akilah Blount began her own club, Becoming Empowered through Education Inc., to create a safe and supportive environment for high school girls.