Goal: To implement programs that are responsive to the academic, cultural, health, social awareness, career development, and mentoring of youth. An integrated approach to preparing young people to succeed in the 21st century workforce.
Facet HIghlights: In collaboration with the other four Facets (International Trends & Service, The Arts, Health & Human Services and National Trends) and local professionals, we focus on issues that affect the student population in our CARES Program. So far, we have discussed the importance of exercising our right to vote, taking care of self (mind, body & soul), “Black Lives Matter” and Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery awareness. College Connection - The program is designed to motivate the recipients of the Linking to the Future scholarships awarded by the Chapter. This component of service to the community is in alignment with the focus of the Western Area and The Link's Incorporated, for increasing college admission.
Dr. Teri Davis, Rev. De Jeanne Taylor, and Ginger Logan Cannon.
On Saturday, April 20th The Services to Youth Facet held their Sister to Sister Talk Panel Discussion. This is a event that the facet collaborates with The Claremont Colleges and Cal Poly Pomona State University. The Services to Youth Facet holds these events to give young African American college students an opportunity to network with successful women of color and to also provide an arena where they can comfortably ask questions and learn how different individuals have navigated through life and how they arrived at where they are now. It was a lovely afternoon and well attended. The Chapter would like to thank, Alumna Link Soraya Coley, President of Cal Poly Pomona Polytechnic University for graciously providing the setting and helping to make the event happen.
On Saturday, November 4, 2017, the Claremont Area (CA) Chapter along with The Claremont Colleges Office of Black Student Affairs, and Cal Poly Pomona held their first "Can We Talk" panel discussion. The topic was Black Women and the Professions. The panelists were: Dr. Valerie Renee Green-Amos, M.D. of the Harbor Area (CA) Chapter, La Verne Matthews, retired Drug Enforcement Administration Agent, and Valerie Lewis-Corder, J.D., Manager of Advanced Programs Contracts, of the Claremont Area (CA) Chapter. These Link Sisters spoke about their challenges and triumphs in navigating successful careers. Black female students from both The Claremont Colleges and Cal Poly Pomona attended this event. The young ladies were able to ask questions and network with the panelists after their presentations.
The goal of this program is to facilitate students’ personal and professional development and to provide an informal opportunity for Link Sisters to meet and mentor young women from The Claremont Colleges and Cal Poly Pomona. The sessions should deepen students’ understanding in a number of key areas:
Resiliency, Self –care, Effective ways to handle racism and sexism, Strategies to overcome barriers in the workplace, Goal setting, Self-advocacy, and Emotional Intelligence. This is the first of two events that will be presented this program year. The second event will be held on April 7, 2018 at Cal Poly Pomona, and will address the topic: Black Women as Hidden Figures: The Importance of our Legacy. It was a great day of mentoring young black women