Attendees of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce’s Education and Innovation Committee learned more about a local non-profit.
During last week’s meeting, which was held at the Prince William Chamber of Commerce in Manassas, Caroline Shaaber spoke about Impacto Youth.
The Manassas-based non-profit was founded by Jackie Krick in 2013. It aims to assist disadvantaged youth.
“We want to empower students to take that next step, be it in their career, in their education,” said Shaaber, the organization’s spokeswoman. “What is it that the students need in our local community?”
Impacto Youth helped meet one need by funding and co-funding robotics flooring in Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS).
It also hosted a business academy for Osbourn High School students at Centerfuse Co Working Space in Manassas.
“They finished a nine-week course just last week and the students had speakers and activities in the areas of business, business finance, entrepreneurship, law,” Shaaber said.
Impacto Youth has begun working with Graham Park Middle School on a Parent Camp series.
It has formed a partnership with the Latina Empowerment Group, which seeks to empower young hispanic women.
“We’re going to focus first in Manassas Park High School and really go in their and empower these women to go to school, stay in school, get an education and … create that opportunity and that confidence piece for them,” Shaaber said.
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