Jul 13, 2010 1:20 PM by Veronica White

Geaux Girl- Teens & Big Dreams

Some young women in Lafayette with big goals are already getting ready for their careers.

It is all part of a new program, "Geaux Girl," as part of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lafayette, sponsored by the Junior League of Lafayette.

The goal: to show local young women they can succeed.

"It's just so important that these girls decide on a career for their future so they can accomplish things for themselves," says June DeBaillon from Junior Achievement.

All summer they have learned career readiness skills and brainstormed ideas for their future, ending the series Tuesday with guest speakers about whose careers the young women wanted to hear.

KATC's Veronica White was one of the guest speakers, and she met the young women, including one who might just be here at KATC in a few years.

Future TV reporter Dasia Bowens says: "I like to write and read; I like to hear stories about people's life."

One popular field amongst this group is the medical field:

"I want to be a psychiatrist or therapist-I like talking to people," says 13-year-old Kaylin Jones.

"I want to be a gynecologist because I like helping people. I knew I wanted to work with babies," says 13-year-old Alyssa Thomas.

First, though, the girls say they want to go to college and get a good education.



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