Walking the halls of the Dr. Abraham P. Cano Freshman Academy early Saturday morning, middle school girls from across the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District participated in leadership training workshops at the second annual Women Leaders of Tomorrow Conference.
Hosted by the district and the Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas at the Dr. Cano Academy, the event’s goal is to help impact the lives of many young women by providing them with leadership training. The conference featured workshops and activities in order to provide the young women of the Rio Grande Valley with opportunities to gain knowledge and skills from professionals within the community.
“The leaders that are present here today, give our female students a glimpse into their futures and the successes they can attain by remaining focused and goal orientated,” said Superintendent Dr. Art Cavazos. “ Our outstanding partnership with the Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas is a perfect example of how organizations can come together to improve the lives of students in our community.”
To give attendees a peak into the female leadership present in our local community, the workshops were given by women in the city’s business, nonprofit, government, law enforcement and medical community.
“We are here today, because we want girls in our community to have a positive example of the goals that they can achieve,” said Danielle Altenburg, Director of Fund Development for Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas. “By working with and seeing these professionals in their element, they are getting a better idea of the many options they have to pursue as a career and the skills they need to build a bright future.”
The day was filled with excitement as future female leaders discovered their possible career paths, and received hands-on activities that were related to develop the leadership skills needed to succeed.
With all the positive responses received, HCISD along with Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas hope to next year host another conference.