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For Immediate Release
July 23, 2010

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Nicholas Mascari

Brockport Girls Camp Focuses on Leadership

Press Release Photo Julie Pruss, (rt), USMC retired and executive secretary to President Halstead, discusses the fine points of leadership during the BASC-sponsored Summer Leadership Conference for Girls

Thirty-three middle-school aged girls, many from school districts throughout the greater Rochester community, have been enjoying a week at The College at Brockport through the Leadership Academy program July 18 - 24.

The Leadership Academy for Girls offers a unique residential camp experience for area girls from diverse backgrounds focusing on leadership skill development for success in high school, college, careers, and life in general.

The camp, which for many is their first exposure to higher education, sends the message that a college degree is accessible and achievable for those who desire it. As young women motivated to attend college and accomplish their goals, they are encouraged to take control of their lives and to help themselves and others to achieve a high degree of economic self-sufficiency. Throughout the week, participants have been working on writing “My True Story,” a vision of where each young person wants to be in ten years and a plan to get there. Camp activities like touring the Susan B. Anthony House, participating in a Top Chef competition, and attending an Etiquette Dinner are designed to foster this thinking.

The Rochester Women’s Giving Circle Fund at Rochester Area Community Foundation recently demonstrated its recognition and support of The Leadership Academy for Girls by providing a $5,750 grant to fund 10 participants.

The Leadership Academy for Girls is among the summer camps hosted by Brockport Auxiliary Service Corporation (BASC). For more information, visit Leadership.

The College at Brockport, State University of New York
350 New Campus Drive * Brockport, New York 14420-2931
(585) 395-2754 * FAX (585) 395-2723 *

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