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Polished Pebbles: The College Edition

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Polished Pebbles: The College Edition

The College Edition of Polished Pebbles, will continue to support young women of color at Duke University through a cohort! The second year cohort is directly targeted towards incoming first year students. Acclimation to the collegiate level setting is crucial as students are gaining first-time independence. Our incoming Polished Pebbles will find that "What She Needs" to be successful can ALL be found within resources and networks available to her on campus, and within "herself" as well. Students will embark upon the creation of an experience to incubate women of color with the resources, environment and care to ensure that they felt empowered to lead in the skin they're in and to embody their gifts and talents, irregardless of societal expectations or shortcomings. We aim that every participant will continue to:

Improve their communication skills with a variety of audiences
Maintain a high sense a self while matriculating as a Duke student
Explore diverse career opportunities and be more career ready
Connect with a support network and role models on Duke's campus and beyond

Program Dates: September 13 and 14 6-8pm, January 16 and 17 6-8pm, March 31, Time: TBD

Contact: Jane Reddick