Photo Release: Girls United Foundation High Tea Fundraiser
On March 11th, Stephen Lecce, MPP for King-Vaughan, attended a High Tea fundraiser hosted by award-winning broadcaster Elvira Caria at Anna and Lucio’s Trattoria in Maple. The event was organized by Naomi Jules, Executive Director of the Girls United Foundation, which is dedicated to advancing the lives of women and girls. All proceeds from the event will be used to advance post-secondary education for girls. This follows the government's announcement to expand STEM and skilled trades learning in schools, by mandating one technological education course starting in 2024. This will help bridge the gap between girls and boys in STEM -- urgently over 65% of Tech Courses are taken by boys.
“I’m proud to support scholarships to strong, inspiring and talented girls from our community,” said Stephen Lecce, MPP for King-Vaughan. “Thanks, Naomi and the entire Girls United Foundation team for a moving celebration of women in Vaughan -- as we work to encourage all students, especially more girls, to pursue careers in STEM."