March 15, 2004

Point Comfort Operations Help Sponsor Girl Academy

Since 1999, Alcoa Point Comfort Operations, Texas USA, the Alcoa Foundation and the University of Houston-Victoria have sponsored Girl Academy, a program that provides positive experiences in leadership and educational goal setting for 150 eighth grade girls each year. Recently a group of Girl Academy 2000 graduates - soon to be high school grads - talked about the program's impact on their lives. Many had assumed leadership roles in their schools, achieved better grades, and set higher goals for themselves beyond high school. Women leaders from the Point Comfort community offered the girls advice, encouragement and their own stories.