Girls at the Table

"Women need more seats at the table," Sheryl Sandberg, CEO of Facebook said in her best-selling book Lean In. One of the reasons more women are not at the corporate board table is that women do not have as many female role models and female mentors. Mentors and role models enable women to see what is possible through their eyes, their gender, and their experiences. Women who have made it also need to be committed to paying it forward.


Girls at the Table Luncheon
Friday, March 20, 2020

Noon-1:00 p.m.
Lod Cook Alumni Center
Abell Room
3838 West Lakeshore Dr.

RSVP to your table captain or

Event Chair:  Chelsey Blankenship

This all-female luncheon is a celebration of fifty (50) young women who have participated in the Boys & Girls Club’s Youth Volunteer Corps, Youth Legislature Program and/or the SMART Girls program.

Each adult female is asked to bring a journal to present to a Club member as a symbol of the young woman’s commitment to increase their character, leadership and citizenship.  This symbolic exchange is an opportunity for businessmen in our community to interact with Club members.

Each table seats four Club Members and four adult female guests.  RSVP should be made to the table captains or  FOR MORE INFORMATION

Youth Volunteer Corps
YVC is the only large-scale youth service organization in Baton Rouge that creates and supports quality, team-based youth service opportunities that youth find rewarding, engaging, and challenging.  The Youth Volunteer Corps gives teens between the ages of 11 and 18 the opportunity to participate in group volunteer activities that are challenging and rewarding. In addition to serving their community, teens who participate develop leadership, social, and work skills, all while building friendships and learning about the world around them.

Youth Legislature
Youth Legislature is a middle school program that introduces students to the legislative process. For more than 35 years, the program has promoted youth leadership, cooperation and teamwork among peers and has given students the confidence they need to go on to participate in leadership roles in high school and in their community.

Students who participate in Youth Legislature receive classroom instruction and participate in a two-day mock legislative session at the Old State Capitol. Students elect a Governor and House and Senate officers.

The SMART Girls Program offers guidance toward healthy attitudes and lifestyles, eating right, staying fit, getting good health care, and more. Encouraging young women to have healthy attitudes and lifestyles, SMARTGirls helps them reach their full potential. Through dynamic sessions, group activities, field trips, and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls enjoy the opportunity to build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care, and developing relationships.