Recruitment is underway for the annual summer session of the New Opportunity School for Women at Lees-McRae College. The program’s mission is to improve the educational, financial, and personal circumstances of low-income women, usually between the ages of 30-55, who live in or hail from the southern Appalachian region.
Fourteen women will be selected for the June 9-29 session. A three-week residential program, participants live on campus and do not go home during the program. Assistance with childcare and travel costs is available. Participants explore career, educational, personal, and cultural development including: internships, resume writing, interview skills, computer basics, leadership development, Appalachian literature, women’s health, creative writing, public speaking, professional mentoring, building self-esteem, and more. Applicants should have a GED or high school diploma, be of low income, and have an interest in a new career and/or higher education.
There is no cost to the participants with all materials and supplies needed to operate the program being donated.
– New Opportunity School for Women