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AT&T to Present Check for Girls Empowering Together Grant

March 22, 2011 - (Grand Rapids, Michigan) - Aquinas College will host a check presentation ceremony from AT&T for the Girls Empowering Together (GET) leadership program grant on Monday, April 11 at 3:30 p.m. The presentation will be held in the Woodhouse Family Reception Hall in Holmdene.

GET, a program launched in the fall of 2007 at Central High School, works toward increasing self esteem in high school girls facing economic and social challenges. Over the past four years, the year-long afterschool program has grown to include additional local high schools. The program is a collaboration of Aquinas College, the Grand Rapids Community Media Center, and Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore. The evolving program, headed by Susan Haworth-Hoeppner, Ph.D., Aquinas sociology professor and director of the Jane Hibbard Idema Women’s Studies Center which sponsors GET, provides leadership training, scholarship opportunities, and education on the college application process.

Speakers at the ceremony will include Aquinas College President Ed Balog, Ph.D., Haworth-Hoeppner, GET participants, and the principals of the three local participating schools: Creston, Central, and Union high schools.