July? Is July really here already?
You will not hear this girl complain because she loves the heat, sunshine, and lake! I am very excited to come out of such an amazing June! The Kansas City Chapter held its first ever MAGIC Camp (Mentoring A Girl In Construction day camp). I can honestly say that this has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever been apart of in this organization. Alise Martiny, thank you for doing such a great job at leading this event and making this Kansas City dream come true!
The high school girls at the camp were eager. They were ready to find new talents and take on new challenges. They built tool boxes, poured concrete and even learned to weld! MAGIC camp girls toured a real live jobsite, The East Village Apartment Complex in KC, MO and toured the JE Dunn headquarters where they learned about lead and about behind the scenes job opportunities in construction. The very last day I was almost in tears when one teenager went up to the front of the class. This girl was not shy! She thanked the class for all the fun she had, new friendships made and could not wait to come back next year. She talked about how much it meant to her to try a skill that she did not think she could do! This camp was truly amazing. You can see for yourself from the news media coverage we got: http://www.nbcactionnews.com/dpp/news/education/the-magic-summer-camp-teaches-girls-about-a-future-in-construction
We have one more hoorah for the 2010-2011 term, at our last business meeting on August 8 at 5:30 pm. There will be a very fun workshop where we will learn how to install pavers. I also have something very special planned, but it is a surprise! So I hope you come out and share the final business meeting of the year with me!