Projects Showcase Young Women as Leaders
Several PAIR high school students presented their Pangea Take Action Challenge projects to their citywide Pangea peers and sponsors last month at the Federal Reserve. The projects culminated a year of work that began last summer in the
Pangea Network's Young Women's Leadership Conference
. With help from their Pangea coach, PAIR staff, and mentors, they created student clubs focused on issues they care about, using their leade
rship skills to create change in their communities.
Aline and Fatmata were among the students. Aline, a student at Wisdom High School, launched "Rise and Shine," bringing together African refugee students from across Houston to share their cultures and welcome new refugee families to the city.
Driven by her interest in health issues, Fatmata, a Westbury High School junior, formed a club to raise awareness about cancer.
Following their presentations, students heard from a speaker at the Federal Reserve Bank Houston branch and took a tour of the building.
Another group o
f young women from PAIR will participate in the Pangea Network program again this summer.