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SUPPORT AND INSPIRATION

Our programming provides the support and inspiration to ensure that young women feel comfortable when looking beyond what they know.

Barbara Passero, Director SandpiperCREATIVE


 

Mentor/Role Model Story Cards

 



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Click here to watch the Belmont Media Station TV interview with Director Barbara Passero ON AIR Belmont, which was taped on July 23, 2009. Barbara explains to host Gail Erdos how mentoring became a key element of SandpiperCREATIVE's education programs. Barbara's interest in mentoring girls by helping them explore careers that would provide sufficient income and personal reward. She describes how her Aunt Myrtle Olchin's positive support helped her through difficult teenage years. Barbara wants to pass on that kindness to young people.

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Click here for the Belmont Media Station TV interview with Director Barbara Passero ON AIR Belmont, on July 23, 2009. Barbara explains to host Gail Erdos how the program resulted from her interest in mentoring girls by helping them explore careers that would provide sufficient income and personal reward. She describes how her Aunt Myrtle Olchin's positive support helped her through difficult teenage years. Barbara wants to pass on that kindness to young people.

Click here for Director Barbara Passero's humorous autobiographical story about her childhood in the Cleveland area in the 1950s-1960s. Barbara's Aunt Myrtle Olchin, her mother's third eldest sister, had no children of her own; she was kind and generous to the nine nieces and nephews who lived in Cleveland. (Eight more lived in Syracuse, Dayton, and Los Angeles.)

Click here for an article about the Belmont METCO Program for 5th and 6th grade girls.

Click here Belmont Citizens Herald front-page story about EXPLORING CAREERS Programs on July 23, 2009.