Providing Opportunities for Advancement for Young Women
Since Texas Executive Women began its mentoring programs in 1993, it has touched the lives of over 2,500 middle and high school girls. The goal behind mentoring is to create possibilities for young women, provide role models, spark the desire for a better life, and show them how to plan for a better life.
The Career Women of the Future programs at Alief Hastings High School in Houston and Ball High School in Galveston work with young women in the 9th through 12th grade. In monthly workshops, TEW volunteers works with the young women to create resumes, refine interview skills and consider career possibilities.
At the Ladies of Excellence program at Aldine Ninth Grade, the emphasis is on improving self-esteem through team building, classes on etiquette and dress, career tours and encouraging responsibility. At Aldine Senior High, over 50 students in the Ladies of Distinction program meet for monthly seminars. Each class of young women in the program has followed a tradition of performing over 6,000 aggregate hours of community services.
Career tours are an integral part of each mentoring program. Many of these visits are to the work places of our Women on the Move honorees as they are among the best role models for young, aspiring women.
Proceeds from the Women on the Move® Luncheon funds not only mentoring programs, they also provide scholarships for mentees graduating from high school to attend a university, junior college, vocational or career education schools. Established in 1998 and named to honor Jackie Greer, founder of the mentoring program and 1985 Women on the Move, these scholarships have allowed many young women to pursue career options that may not be possible otherwise. Texas Executive Women is proud to have funded over $620,000 in scholarships over the years.
If you are interested in volunteering as a Mentor or hosting a Career Tour, please contact Frances Castaneda Dyess, VP for Mentorship.