A program placed on by the Collier County Sheriff’s Workplace and St. Matthew’s Home has one objective.
The “You Can Do All of it” program empowers fifth-grade college women to “construct self-confidence and poise” to assist them transition to center college. It started in 2019. Collier County deputies hope to develop it to assist eighth-graders transition to highschool.
On Tuesday, the session targeted on the facility of volunteering and primary cooking abilities.
Melissa was one of many college students taking part in this system.
“I’ve realized CPR and different cool stuff and easy methods to defend myself,” Melissa stated.
Melissa and 14 different fifth-graders went to Lulu’s Kitchen at St. Matthew’s Home to study cooking abilities.
Melissa stated she was completely satisfied and nervous about transferring on to center college.
Lydia stated she is nervous however excited as effectively.
Collier County Sgt. Karen Eggleston-Negron stated she hopes these women are extra excited by the point this system finishes.
“Watching the women once they stroll in on day one to leaving day two and seeing the vitality and the conceit that they’ve inbuilt it and realizing that we’ve got made a distinction of their lives, I completely like it,” Eggleston-Negron stated.
The ladies like it too.
Lydia stated she loved others sharing their private tales.
“I used to be sort of like, yeah, I can do that,” Lydia stated.
Julissa stated she enjoys this system as a result of it made her really feel good and it taught her easy methods to defend herself.
And now, Melissa stated, she is most afraid of bullies however she has a plan.
“I’ll get up and be courageous,” she stated.