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JetBlue program aims to inspire girls to pursue aviation careers

Release Date: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Many of the girls attending Saturday’s event were from a Girls Inc. of Worcester program that teaches young women leadership skills and gives them the tools to pursue careers in STEM.

“We want to expand their minds and show them they can do just about anything. Our girls are the leaders of the future,” program director Brenda Nikas-Hayes said. The JetBlue Foundation awarded Girls Inc. of Worcester a $50,000 grant to help with travel costs to events like the one on Saturday and to help them set up a partnership with Bridgewater State University, which has an aviation program.