South Lakes DIAMONDS Create Vision Boards, Plan for Year Ahead
South Lakes High’s DIAMONDS (Determined, Intelligent, Ambitious, Motivated, Original, Nifty, Dazzling, Strength) is a mentoring program for young minority women led by Angel Scott and Lisa Girdy. The program’s mission is to inspire, transform, and educate young ladies on how to be successful in every area of life. DIAMONDS kicked off its second year with many returning students, some new students, volunteers from the community, and dedicated South Lakes staff members who serve as mentors. At the first meeting, the young women created vision boards reflecting their goals for the school year and their future. An upcoming in-school field trip will offer them the opportunity to work on team building with Empower Adventures. They also plan to explore social media, health and wellness, and conflict resolution; speakers will include local leaders and business owners. The group also has plans to attend an Historically Black College and University college fair in January. Contact news liaison Emily Burrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.