Women of Tomorrow Mentees Celebrate the Holidays with the Detroit Symphony and WDIV’s Carmen Harlan
By Women of Tomorrow
Posted on December 6, 11
DETROIT—Dec. 6, 2011— Over 240 Detroit area Mentees of The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program (WOT) will celebrate the holidays at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in downtown Detroit, on Tuesday, Dec. 6th, from 11am – 1pm, commemorating the program’s first year of mentoring in Detroit. Mentors, supporters and school officials will be on hand to celebrate the season with at-risk girls from 11 public high schools, currently enrolled in the program.
Carmen Harlan, senior television anchor at WDIV Channel 4, will provide inspirational words to the girls, and several sponsors will be sending the WOT Mentees home with donated items to help make the holidays a little brighter. Anne Parsons, President & CEO of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra is an inaugural mentor with Women of Tomorrow. “I was thrilled to learn that Women of Tomorrow planned to bring its program to Detroit. Their investment sends a crucial message to our local young women regarding how much they matter to the future of this city, and that they deserve this opportunity to learn and grow.” Ms. Parsons, adds “I am honored to have been invited to be a part of it.” WOT has 32 highly accomplished professional women currently mentoring in the Detroit area. The program has demonstrated success through 14 years of mentoring in South Florida.
Mentoring in Detroit began in October of this year, with eleven schools, including Cass Technical High School, Ecorse Community High School, Harper Woods High School, Lincoln High School, River Rouge New Tech High International Academy, Robichaud High School, Southfield Regional Academic Campus, Academy of Critical Thinkers at Cody, Detroit Institute of Technology at Cody, Cody Medicine and Community Health Academy and Cody Academy of Public Leadership.