Monday, June 8, 2015

MAGIC Camp

The MAGIC (Mentoring A Girl In Construction) Camp was held last week and exposed participants to careers in engineering, transportation and construction. The camp, sponsored by KDOT, was open to high school girls to encourage them to consider pursuing education, training and careers in those fields.
Twenty eight students-- twelve of them TPS kids-- donned hard hats, received a tool kit, heard a variety of speakers talk about paths to success, made site visits and built items... such as planters & picture frames to round out a fun-filled, week-long learning experience.

The students also got to hear from women already succeeding in their careers, like TPS Foundation Executive Director Pamela Johnson-Betts, who spoke to the group about the importance of having and pursuing the right information to achieve career success.
“It’s important to let young women who will soon be entering the work force to know about different career opportunities in these previously non-traditional fields,” said KDOT Civil Rights Administrator Doria Watson. “This camp shows the students new career possibilities they may not have considered before.”

Several girls from THS, HPHS and TWHS were participants in the week long camp. Those attendees included :
Mariah Wingo,
Aberesa Summerville
Tatiayana Wallace
Waneizharea Lee
Wilnareon Lee
Zora Green
La'Brey McKinney
Latasha Evans
Zyanna Rainey
Zhane Rainey
Makayla Willingham
Brooke Carter