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The S.T.A.R.S. Institute for Young Women started their three day camp for girls at Zane Grey Elementary on Wednesday.
"Basically we like to teach them all kinds of skills that they would not normally learn in school and to make them feel like they have a good chance of attending college and acquiring job skills and go on to become a contributing member of our community," said Cindy Brandi, Executive Director of the S.T.A.R.S. Institute for Young Women.
There are 17 sessions the girls attend over a three day period where they participate in mock job interviews, and learn about low-fat cooking, managing money, self concept and friendships.
"We're just halfway through our first day and a lot of new friendships being formed and that's something that we talk about and want to encourage them that good friends are one of the things in life that can get you through difficult times."
This is the tenth year for the S.T.A.R.S. Institute for Young Women camp.