I-Tri Seeks Mentors for April Event

I-Tri, a nonprofit program that promotes leadership and life skills for girls through encouragement and athletics, will host its fourth annual empowering and mentoring day on April 14, a Saturday.

Theresa Roden, the founder and executive director of I-Tri, is looking for women who have achieved success in their adult lives, and overcome challenges along the way, to participate in the event by serving as speakers and mentors to the approximately 100 middle school girls enrolled in the program.

The mentoring day will be held at the East Hampton Middle School from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., and a keynote address will be given by Toni Ross, an artist, entrepreneur, and business leader here.

Following the keynote, mentors and girls will be directed to classrooms where small groups will participate in question-and-answer dialogues about career paths and life choices. Following two rounds of these discussion panels, mentors and I-Tri girls will then meet in the cafeteria for lunch and an opportunity to network.

Last year, 45 women served as mentors, according to Ms. Roden, including doctors, artists, academics, farmers, entrepreneurs, and yoga instructors. 

Those interested in mentoring on April 14 have been asked to call Ms. Roden at 631-902-3731 or visit itrigirls.org.