Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Girls Career Institute (GCI) is a program offered by the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs
of GFWC (NJSFWC) for girls who will complete their junior year in high school.
GCI was first started in 1947 and is held at Douglass College, now Douglas Residential College Campus of Rutgers University and attendance reaches about 200.
New Jersey was the first state to develop this type of training program for girls and the Delegates are sponsored and the cost underwritten by local NJSFWC clubs. NJSFWC Clubwomen act as housemothers and supervise the girls while they are on campus.
GCI offers a mini college experience with Delegates experiencing a sample of college life by living in a
dormitory, eating at the cafeteria, attending lectures and workshops. They will learn about career choices from a variety of professionals, such as Captain Donna Hernandez, a former Police Captain, who will speak on police work and dating dangers.
Pictured are girls who attended a Girls Career Institute (GCI) Orientation, held by the Highlands District at the Roxbury senior center.
From right: Julia Arredondo & Brooke Winters, both from Long Valley, Briana D’Angelo, Vernon, Sabrina Gattuso, Hardwick, Molly Nadeau, Rockaway, Hannah Pyrzoski, Mine Hill, Grace Conti, Chatham, Megan Broady, Long Valley, Karol Pierre, Vauxhall, Caitlin Wrege, Belvidere.
All 8 NJSFWC Districts hold an Orientation for the girls, with the event being held this year from June 9-12th.