Young women introduced to mentorship program geared towards transition from adolescence to young adulthood

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The mentorship organization Ivy League CHICS held a meet and greet Saturday for their incoming group of mentees.

The acronym CHICS stands for "chase higher intelligence conquer self-efficacy"

The program uses leadership development, sisterhood and exposure to opportunities outside the community to prepare the young girls for later teen and early adult years.

Mentors will discuss health and wellness, higher education and career choices to better help them grow as young women.

Founder Kiasjha White began working on the program several years ago and it finally came together this year for its first run.

She says she realized something like this was necessary from her own experience living in Brownsville.

There are ten girls in the Ivy League CHICS program so far and open enrollment is still open.

The program officially begins on Saturday, Feb. 8.

 

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