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ETSU chief of police to speak at Kingsport Girls Rock

Staff Report • May 1, 2019 at 12:15 PM

KINGSPORT — South Central Kingsport Community Development is hoping to inspire girls and young women with a new event later this week.

The organization will sponsor Kingsport Girls Rock: Empowering Girls and Young Women to Succeed on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education.

Later that afternoon, high school and college students are invited to a college acceptance celebration and summer job seminar at the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing.

About Kingsport Girls Rock

The event is designed for middle and high school girls and young women. Nicole Collins, chief of police and director of public safety at ETSU, will serve as keynote speaker.

There will also be a women’s panel, during which successful Kingsport women will discuss their professional journeys and share valuable career advice.

Other events

The afternoon will continue with a college signing celebration at 5 p.m. at RCAM, located at 305 W. Main St. Male and female students who will attend college in the fall are invited to attend and are asked to bring their acceptance letters or information about their college plans. A light dinner will be served.

After that, teens and young adults are invited to learn about summer job opportunities at 6 p.m. at the same location. Employers will be present, along with staff from career services at Northeast State Community College and a representative from the Northeast Tennessee American Jobs Center. NETAJC can help place students ages 16-24 in paid work opportunities and provide financial assistance for training.

To RSVP, email jmswagerty.southcentralkpt@gmail.com with your name and number attending.