Girls Empowerment Day Hosted by Central Lakes College

Jane Peterson and her CLC volleyball team took on leadership roles in the 1st Girls Empowerment Day on August 7 in Brainerd
Jane Peterson and her CLC volleyball team took on leadership roles in the 1st Girls Empowerment Day on August 7 in Brainerd

Winona, MN-

The volleyball team at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, Minnesota took time recently to help organize and run the first-annual Girls Empowerment Institute, hosted by CLC, Raider volleyball coach Jane Peterson and author, Shelly Boyum-Breen on August 7. 

The Girls Empowerment Institute featured head coach Jane Peterson and her team as they led small group discussions and activities for girls ranging between 3rd and 8th grades.  Over 60 girls took part in the event and had access to learn new sports - including volleyball - as well as other skill-building activities. 

For an in-depth account of the event at Central Lakes, click here for a story in the Brainerd Dispatch or go to: 

The Raiders are one of 17 volleyball teams from around the Minnesota College Athletic Conference ramping up their pre-season training this week as they prepare for the start of the fall season in late August. 

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, as well as select member colleges in North Dakota and Wisconsin.  The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions.  The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.

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