By Isiah REYES
Camp Rosie, a camp designed specifically to educate girls and young women ages 12 to 18 on how to make personal, educational, financial and career choices for long term self-sufficiency, is now accepting applications. Attendance is free for all who sign up. The Camp is funded by the Commission on the Status of Women through grant funding from Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial & Soroptimist International of Glendale.
The camp introduces participants to essential money management and business skills while also teaching them about fitness and nutrition.
“Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders,” said Tereza Aleksanian, executive analyst of Community Services & Parks for the City of Glendale. “So we want to make sure we empower them to be successful and self-sufficient.”
Aside from teaching about financial literacy and body image, the camp also covers non-traditional careers, teen dating, healthy relationships and self defense in its curriculum.
The camp will prioritize applicants from Glendale and low-income households, but will also accept teens from outside Glendale and from higher income households.
People can sign up by submitting an application which can be found on the Commission’s website www.glendaleca.gov/women.
Camp will be held at the Pacific Community Center, 501 S. Pacific Ave. in Glendale. There are two sessions to choose from: Session one is from June 16 to July 3, Session two is from July 7 to July 24. All classes for both sessions are Monday through Thursday, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For questions, contact the Commission on the Status of Women via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone, (818) 548-2000.