The PantherZ Z Club of Boulder High will receive its charter and induct 12 founding members on Thursday, January 24. Sponsored by the Zonta Foothills Club of Boulder County, the club organized in September of 2012, is a service club for youth dedicated to providing leadership skills, international fellowship and the ideal of service.
In their short time together the club members have volunteered by delivering fruit baskets for Care Connect and distributing toys at Boulder’s annual Share-a-Gift. They have also made visited Metropolitan State University in Denver. Michelle Carpenter, Boulder High Spanish teacher, is the group’s advisor and Zonta Foothills Club members support the group as advisors and mentors. “Boulder High School is honored to partner with Zonta International. Our young ladies are learning to become effective leaders as they participate in meaningful service projects with their mentors.” explains Carpenter.
The project is one element in the Foothills Club’s Zonta EducateZ project. Michelle Medal, the President of the Zonta Foothills Club of Boulder County explains, “Our club is excited by the opportunity we have to make a real and lasting positive impact in the lives of these intelligent and aspiring young women. By serving as mentors, we are fulfilling the key Zonta International goal of advocacy and empowerment for girls here in our own community.”