So much is happening in our schools, we have to blog about it!
Participants in the inaugural class of WELI attended a 16-hour leadership training where they received important information on self-image, time management, resources, budgeting, financial aid, and academic planning from several female executives from around the Salinas area.
Ana Hernández, a 21-year-old graduate of North Salinas High, is studying biology and plans to transfer to UC Davies and eventually become a doctor. She was one of the 26 graduates and says she enjoyed the program.
Usually, when you apply for scholarships, there's no interaction with the people who fund them, Ana said, but in WELI the women funders "took time out of their days" to spend time with the scholars.
"They have different sections on how to keep your finances, how to manage your money, how to take care of yourself, how to be successful," Ana said.
An estimated total of $75,000 from over 20 local business and individuals has been raised to support the WELI sponsorship program.
This Saturday at the Salinas Public Library, where Dancers of India will be performing at its three locations. Youthful dancers will bring to life the classical dance form Bharata Natyam accompanied by the sounds of Carnatic music, the traditional setting.
The event is part of the Summer Reading Program, which encourages our young readers to continue expanding their horizons even during the summer months.
The dancing takes place Saturday from 11 to noon at El Gabilan Library, 1400 N Main St, 758-7302
From 1-2pm at Cesar Chavez Library, 615 Williams Rd, 758-7345
From 3-4pm at John Steinbeck Library, 350 Lincoln Ave, 758-7311