We will offer an 8 week summer school/work experience for girls entering 8th and 9th grade. The program will focus on personal leadership development, along with an opportunity to learn key success factors in preparing for entreprenuership or a traditional career path. Participants will receive academic support, mentoring and coaching, while receiving hands on experience with an employer that provides high visibility providing general customer service to the public. There is no better transferrable skill, than being exposed to and mastering service excellence skills! The summer school will provide a wonderful opportunity to introduce and teach girls important educational and life skills that will prepare them for a critical time in their lives, high school. Girls will have the opportunity to join a network that will be available to them as they move through and complete high school.