Teenage girls at-risk for poor academic achievement and dropout due to limited vocational training and leadership opportunities were invited to participate in the VANTAGE (Vocational Awareness and Team-Based Girls Empowerment) program. The purpose of VANTAGE was to create a positive change in these young girls’ lives through vocational training, career exploration, leadership skill development, and mentorship from local women leaders. Outcome data from the program evaluation will be shared.
Professional counselors, students, and counselor educators will gain knowledge and insight into the development of VANTAGE, an evidence-based, grant-funded community program that addresses deficits in vocational identity, mentorship, and leadership of at-risk teenage girls.
Professional counselors, students, and counselor educators will learn about the successes and challenges of implementing VANTAGE, a community program for at-risk teenage girls.
Professional counselors, students, and counselor educators will learn about the data and outcomes collected from a program evaluation of the VANTAGE Program.
Clinical Supervisor at Antonio E. Garcia Center,
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi