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G.L.A.M. Girls Outreach hosts Career Day

Logan Ridenour
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

G.L.A.M. Girls Outreach held a Career Day highlighting potential career paths for the girls in the program at the Life Cathedral Worship Center in Gonzales.

They talked about the aspects and requirements of various jobs with the girls who ranged from ages eight to eighteen.

"We have some girls that know what they want to become and some girls that don't know what they want to become. And we're just trying to steer them in the right direction," said Ynohtna Tureaud, the G.L.A.M. Girls Outreach Founder.

The women present represented several different career paths including a doctor, news reporter, scientist, hair stylist, soldier, and teacher among many others.

"It's to encourage the girls that they can do and be anything they want to be when they grow up," said Anika Madison, a mentor for G.L.A.M. Girls Outreach.

G.L.A.M. Girls Outreach meets monthly, providing classes for the girls in subjects like etiquette. And mentors are there each month to assist the girls and continue to make an impact in their lives.

"There was always another woman there to help lift me up, to bring me to the next level. So when Ynohtna invited me to be a mentor, I said 'yes' without hesitation," said Madison.

"Some girls may not listen to their parents, but they will listen to somebody else. And while we have their ear to listen we want to make sure that we're feeding positive information into those girls," said Tureaud.

G.L.A.M. stands for Godly, Leading, Ambitious, and Motivated.