Friday, April 9 2021
Undergraduate college students, the panelists, will express their experiences of participating in an Outreach and Leadership Committee. The panelists are based on members of a student-led committee. This committee hosts professional self-care workshops to other college students as well as youth-driven self-care workshops to youth girls who identify as at-risk and underrepresented. To advance the experience, the committee has developed a post-survey for the youth and such results have been and will be used for program evaluation.
Indirectly, the committee is hopeful that their presentation efforts will inspire the youth to consider advancing their education, including attending Alverno College. Alverno is nationally known for their unique curriculum which often excels at serving women as well as students who identify with minority races and first generation.
The panelists identify as women, with minority races, and are in a social work program. They will share the impact of this committee experience on their educational and professional futures. They will process social justice’s impacts on the specific at-risk, female youth groups.
Crystal Aschenbrener, DSW, MSW, APSW, Department Chair, Social Work Department