Colonial Life grant helps develop strong leaders

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Colonial Life grant helps develop strong leaders

Lower Richland (S.C.) High School students are developing their leadership skills and taking steps toward financial wellness, thanks to Colonial Life’s partnership with Clemson University Foundation.

Clemson University’s Women’s Leadership Program Lead 2 Succeed, a mentorship program for sophomore and junior high school girls, stems from a one-week summer camp funded in part by a Colonial Life grant.

“Colonial Life is committed to developing strong leaders with diverse perspectives and backgrounds and supporting women’s leadership initiatives,” said Marie McGehee, director of corporate social responsibility.

The students recently visited Colonial Life’s home office to participate in seminars about personal finance, attend a panel discussion with Colonial Life young professionals and learn about roles within the company.

Colonial Life employees visit Lower Richland High School every other month to discuss topics including smart behavior on social media, professional networking, the importance of soft skills, and the nuances of college life such as the differences between a major and a minor.

Colonial life has donated $20,000 over the past two years to support Clemson’s mission of empowering young girls to take on leadership roles to enact positive change.

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