Polished Pebbles Pillar: Communication

For the month of July we want to delve into Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program. Many of you know that we work with girls ages 7 to 17 to prepare them for a future of success. We encourage our girls to build positive relationships and develop professional skills. Polished Pebbles does this through three pillars: Communication, Career Development, and Community. Each week we are going to highlight how Polished Pebbles uses these pillars to prepare our young women for their future careers.

Here is a description of the Communication pillar from the Polished Pebbles website:

COMMUNICATION – Our focus is mentoring girls to become strong, effective communicators in all aspects, including interpersonal communication and communicating respectfully with adults and peers.
➢ 21st Century Skill Building Blocks Addressed: Verbal Communication, Social Awareness, Problem Solving, Collaboration, Planning for Success

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Microsoft gives our girls the opportunity to present on technology in a professional environment. Time to work through those public speaking nerves!

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Communication skills is not only about our verbal interactions, it is also about our body language. Our girls learn proper social etiquette for formal settings.

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And let’s not forget the importance of self-expression (another form of communication). We use vision boards to help our girls think through their future and express their life goals. 

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