Camden National Bank supports Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute

Oct 31, 2019

Camden — Camden National Bank announced a $15,000 donation to the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute to support programming for Maine high school girls. Seven Camden National Bank employees are now serving as Olympia’s Leaders Advisors, working with 70 high school girls across Maine throughout the three-year program. In total this year, the Institute will serve 540 young women from 36 partner schools across all 16 counties of Maine.

The mission of the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute is to raise the confidence and aspirations of high school girls by helping them develop the skills required to be leaders in their lives, families, careers, and communities. Olympia’s Leaders will receive close to 10,000 hours of mentoring from OLAs and program guests over the course of the 2019-2020 academic year alone.

This fall, more than 96 percent of Olympia’s Leaders in the Class of 2019 began higher education or training and certificate-bearing programs, while others pursued gap years or immediately entered the workforce. More than 60 percent of graduates matriculated to Maine institutions.

The Institute’s inaugural class, who graduated last June, reported that the program impacted their leadership ability—with 100 percent reporting that the Institute improved their understanding of their value system and confidence.

 

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