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A premier program for girls ages 11-15 presented by the Society of Extraordinary Women, Inc.
A 501(c) 3 Non Profit Organization
Our mission is to empower girls to discover their extraordinary selves through mentoring, and education for a lifetime. Our program provides specific skills that support personal and academic success. These skills include the development of greater self-esteem, team building, public speaking acumen, proper social and cyber etiquette, financial literacy, experience in community service, arts, aviation, STEM academics, and preparation for college.
Our signature program is the Ignite Leadership Academy for girls. This program provides specific skills that support personal and academic success. The skills taught in our program are designed to teach and model leadership characteristics and the proper application of these skills. For example, the curriculum includes studying relevant topics, case studies, classroom applications, and experiential learning field trips.
The leadership training is integrated with the academic presentation of subjects related to STEM. We believe this approach affords our students a unique vantage point in how these two areas of focus apply to their futures. We are thankful to have such a partner such as USA STEM to make this valuable collaboration possible.
Additionally, we have collaborated with the Mapping Black California Initiative. Their alliance with Esri, a global leader in geographic information system (GIS), gives SOEW the ability to expose our students to cutting edge GIS technology and the use of spatial analytics to aid in solving global issues.
Called to serve by a greater purpose, our leadership programs are designed with meaning and intention. We not only focus on success, but the commitment to give back to our communities, and offer continued support to one another.
Attend our Orientation on October 13, 2018, at 9:00 am
Classes are held on Saturdays from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
3370 Columbia Ave. Riverside, 92501
The perfect combination of academics and fun. Our program with the Close-Up foundation offers a once in a lifetime experience that will help the student make connections between the past and the present. Their days will be filled with visits to monuments, museums, and government institutions in one of the most fascinating cities in the world. In the evenings the student will be involved in group activities and workshops that will help them reflect on what they have learned during their daytime trips. They will also have the chance to form lasting friendships with students from across the United States. An additional highlight of this trip will be a visit and lunch at the new African American Museum.
For additional information about this program you may contact us direct at: 310-567-9868.
As a successful business woman and entrepreneur, Shirley is committed to mentoring to young women and helping them to achieve their goals in every aspect of their lives. She is the founder and president of Society of Extraordinary Women Inc a non-profit organization whose mission is to elevate the capacity of under-served women and young girls by encouraging and fostering skills necessary to serve as leaders in all industries, and embracing the total woman- Mind, Body, and Spirit. Utilizing her past experience in the corporate world and civic involvement, her commitment and passion led her to start the Society of Extraordinary Women, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization comprised of a group of diverse individuals committed to making a difference in the live of young women, and girls, and making a positive impact their communities…read more