Local Organization Gears Up to Celebrate Women's History Month

Local Organization Gears Up to Celebrate Women's History Month
Posted at 5:30 PM, Feb 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-22 13:19:13-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - As black history month is winding down, the Oasis Center for Women and Girls is gearing up for Women's History Month with a program that celebrates local icons who've shattered the glass ceiling.

The "Trailblazers" initiative, Executive Director Hailey Cutler-Seever says, is meant to elevate the visibility of women who make strides to better their community and their world.

So the organization is hosting a training for volunteers to work with elementary school students, teaching them about the impact of local women who've made history.

She says the best thing about the interactive program is that it localizes the conversation about women's history for both boys and girls.

"For girls its and opportunity to really give them meaningful local role models," said Cutler-Seever, "but for boys we know its an opportunity to really centralize women's leadership helps them grow to be boys and men who recognize and support women leaders.

Training for volunteer presenters begins Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Another session is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

For more information about volunteering with Oasis, or to request a presentation for your classroom, click here.