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Camp Rosie Empowers Glendale’s Young Women

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Photos by Dan HOLM  Among the many things taught at Camp Rosie is  financial literacy. On Wednesday, girls from the camp visited the JA Finance Park where they learned  about banking, budgeting and investing.

Photos by Dan HOLM
Among the many things taught at Camp Rosie is financial literacy. On Wednesday, girls from the camp visited the JA Finance Park where they learned about banking, budgeting and investing.

By Aimee YEGHIAYAN

Though school is not in session, it does not mean that learning should stop. Opportunities to remain cerebrally stimulated are available through Camp Rosie, a no-cost, three-week class developed for young women between the ages of 12 and 18. The goals are to empower girls to make smart personal, educational, financial and career choices.

The camp is at the Pacific Community Center in Glendale with field trips to places like the community college and fire department. Camp Rosie is open to all Glendale residents and offers information that is often left out of a school’s curriculum. There are three key components of each week of Camp Rosie: financial literacy, relationships and overall health and well-being. Through these, girls learn life skills like banking, the concept of credit, the warning signs of dating and domestic violence, CPR, and self-defense.

Camp Rosie is sponsored by the Glendale Commission on the Status of Women. The Commission’s goal is to advance social justice and equity and ensure equality of rights and opportunities for all women and girls in Glendale.

“My favorite part of the camp is witnessing the transformation that takes place during the three weeks,” said Commission chairwoman Denise Miller. “When camp first begins you can almost feel the trepidation and nervous energy in the room. By the time they finish camp, these young women and girls appear more confident, independent and ready to take on the world.”

The girls who participate in this day camp are often considered at-risk and come from low-income households. They are taught business and leadership skills and about non-traditional career options, giving them a chance to better themselves and their social situations. It is with the support of the Commission that the camp is able to take place.

“I hope that the girls leave Camp Rosie and feel empowered with all the skills, knowledge and self-awareness they have gained about themselves. I hope they feel connected to the Glendale community and all the support and services available here. And finally I hope that they are grateful that the Commission on the Status of Women raises funds and awareness about this signature program so that we may continue to offer it for many years to come,” said Miller.

Applications for the next session from July 22 to Aug. 8 are being accepted until Friday. The camp is held Monday to Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.ci.glendale.ca.us/women or call (818) 548-2000.

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