On Monday, April 1, 2019, DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. and The Temple Owlettes hosted a interview workshop for 10th grade students at The U School in North Philadelphia. The Owlettes are a majorette dance team at Temple University that was founded in 2018. The Owlettes became interested in serving in the community after DonCARES announced they were looking for an organization to collaborate with at The U School.
The Bare Necessities is an initiative for students that focuses on career building, resume workshops, and interview etiquette. During the workshop DonCARES Executive Director Donovan Forrest, DonCARES Volunteer Mentor Madison Brown, and a few other Temple Owlettes gave tips and tricks to our U School attendees about navigating the workforce as women & people of color.
Touching on sexual harrassment, stereotypes of women of color, and conflict, The Owlettes encouraged our high school student attendees to hold their head high and always be bigger than the situation before them. In addition, both Forrest and Madison discussed the importance of showing up on time to the interview and highlighting personal accomplishments during your interview.