Class of 2022 Information
By Dawn Hicks
Registration: All forms are due March 27.
For parents of students in grades 9 - 11 that wish to meet with the counselor to discuss registration, Ms. Hicks will be available from March 2 to March 5. Students should be present in the meeting also.
NC Department of Administration Now Accepting Applications for the Lady Cardinal Mentorship Program
Internship offers high school girls an opportunity to explore STEM
careers in state government
RALEIGH, N.C. – The NC Department of Administration’s Council for Women & Youth Involvement (CFWYI) is accepting applications for the annual Lady Cardinal Mentorship Program. The mentorship program is a 5-week summer enrichment opportunity for high school girls in North Carolina who are interested in exploring careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics within state government.
“The Lady Cardinal Mentorship Program nurtures the academic interests in STEM of high school girls, giving them a platform to explore careers that are often dominated by men,” said NC Department of Administration Secretary Machelle Sanders. “Lending such opportunities to our young women not only prepares them for the jobs of today and tomorrow but can potentially help reduce occupational segregation among men and women in the workforce and close the current gender wage gap.”
According to data released from the 2018 Status of Women in NC: Employment & Earnings Report, women in North Carolina earn a median income of $36,400, and an average of $8,600 less than men. Offering paid internships, training, apprenticeships and recruiting women to more high-growth and earning occupations, like engineering and information technology, can help improve the present employment and earnings disparity among women and men across our state and nation.
Established in 2019, the Lady Cardinal Mentorship Program offers high school girls hands-on work experience in STEM-related fields, cultivating their career goals while encouraging continuing education. The mentorship program runs June 15 – July 17, 2020. Selected students are assigned to state agencies based on field of interest. Each student will earn a stipend and work a total of 40-hours per week.
Students interested in applying for the 2020 summer mentorship program have until March 13, 2020. To be eligible, students must submit a completed application along with a resume, cover letter and transcript to NC CFWYI’s Internship & Youth Council Coordinator, Candace Dudley at email@example.com or NC Department of Administration’s Policy Development Analyst, Emily Roach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Lady Cardinal Mentorship Program and to download an application, please visit the NC Council for Women & Youth Involvement website for more details.
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Enter for your chance to win a $15,000 Scholarship + $5,000 Tech Package in the ACT Scholarship Giveaway! Eligible sophomores, juniors and seniors who register for the ACT test between 9/3/2019 and 6/26/2020 are automatically entered for a chance to win. It's that easy! To register for the ACT, visit www.act.org. If you qualify for a fee waiver, see Ms. Hicks.