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Fulton County’s Priceless University wants to help young females to prepare for their future
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Fulton County’s Priceless University wants to help young females to prepare for their future

ATLANTA -- Fulton County wants female tweens and teens to participate in Priceless University, a “college prep” program that focuses on self-enrichment and self-development courses. The Office of Children and Youth is recruiting middle and high school female youth to participate in the two-year leadership skills development program that provides the tools for young women to reach their “Priceless” potential outside of academics. 

Priceless University offers weekly classes to enhance the knowledge and skills of participants.  The following courses are just a few examples of the courses offered: College Readiness, Business Etiquette, Career Placement Assessments, Financial Literacy, CPR/First Aid Certification, Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens, Public Speaking and Global Competition. 

Program participants meet on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. After completing the two-year curriculum, students graduate from the program.

Priceless University, (PU) is part of The Call to Womanhood programs in the Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Children and Youth. The program is an initiative of Fulton County Commissioner William “Bill” Edwards, District 7, and the Board of Commissioners.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a Fulton County Resident
  • Must be enrolled in a school within Fulton County at-large (public, private or charter)
  • Must be between the ages of 12-15
  • Commit to attend mandatory New Student Orientation (if selected for program)
  • Commit to attend weekly classes, special events, and culminating event
  • Complete AND return the application packet by September 13, 2013
  • Attend mandatory group interview on either September 11, 2013 or September 18, 2013

For further information on Priceless University, contact Interim Coordinator Latoya Walden at Latoya.Walden@fultoncountyga.gov  or 404-612-4786. Electronic applications are available via Commissioner William “Bill” Edwards’ website: www.southfultongoodthings.com. The deadlline for submission of applications is September 13, 2013.

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