JLB Invites High School Girls to Explore their Future U (3/15/06)

Cherie Bosarge-Dutton (JLB)
15 March 2006


Press Contact:

Cherie Bosarge-Dutton
The Junior League of Boston
Manager of Communications
Tel: (617) 338-2947
Email: cdutton@sandw.com

JLB Invites High School Girls to Explore their Future U

JLB hosts an educational seminar to explore career opportunities and paths to get there

BOSTON (March 15, 2006) – The Junior League of Boston is hosting it’s second annual Future U on Saturday April 8, 2006 at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, Campus Center, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This free, one-day event invites high school girls in the metro Boston area to take part in interactive seminars exploring various career opportunities and the educational requirements necessary to achieve them.

“The Junior League of Boston is excited about hosting this fantastic event again and building on last year’s incredible success” said Jennifer McVoy, Co-Chair of Future U.  “We hope Future U provides high school girls in the Boston area a road map to achieve their dreams while giving them personal access to women leaders in the community.”

This year’s event includes talented women speakers from all walks of life that are sure to leave a lasting positive impression on the girls.  Future U will include a presentation by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) on how to pay for college, as well as session speakers including women representatives from:

· The Fashion Industry-Sara Campbell Ltd.
· New England Patriots Charitable Foundation
· Hampstead Hospital
· Dana Farber Cancer Institute
· The Royal Sonesta Hotel
· University of Massachusetts
· Wellington Management Company, LLP

For further information on the 2006 Future U, including future sponsorship opportunities, event information and donations, please contact one of the Junior League of Boston’s Future U Co-Chairs: Jennifer McVoy (mcvoyj@comcast.net) or Courtney Sansam (csansam@hotmail.com), or visit www.jlboston.org/FutureU (Page Not Found).

About the Junior League of Boston
The Junior League of Boston (JLB) was established in 1907 by women interested in educating young women in the social and industrial problems of the city.  Among its achievements in the last 99 years, the JLB has produced a nationally recognized film for its contributions to public understanding of the mentally challenged; established the Good Grief program, which was turned over to the Boston University School of Medicine; and established WIRE, the Women’s Informational Referral and Educational Service.  Today, the Junior League of Boston has 18 community projects focused on the Health and Education of Women and Children. Through these projects, the JLB collaborates with agencies such as Bridge Over Troubled Waters, the Department of Social Services, and The Boys & Girls Clubs.  In 2005, JLB members gave in excess of 14,000 hours of volunteer service to the greater Boston community.

The JLB is an organization of over 1,200 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.  The Junior League of Boston is part of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. which includes nearly 300 Leagues in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and England. For more information about the Junior League of Boston, call 617-536-9640 or visit www.jlboston.org.