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Oasis Camp Means Business For Young Girls


It’s never too early to crack the glass ceiling. At least that’s the philosophy of Oasis Center for Women & Girls as it celebrated Girls Mean Business Week with a ribbon cutting downtown.

A group of 6-12 year-olds spent a week crafting a business plan and designing a logo for their start up, “Slay Fit.” On opening day, they cut the ribbon at the Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence.

Oasis executive director Haley Cutler-Seeber says there was a lot of empowerment masquerading as fun.

“Of course we do have an under representation of women in leadership at all kinds of levels, locally, statewide and nationoally and entrepreneurship is one of those areas.”

Nine-year-old Amaya Davis says Girls Can Do Anything Camp brought her a step closer to realizing her dream of becoming a fashion designer.

“Well, I also did some of the bows and the headbands, I checked around the place and I tasted the smoothies to make sure they were good.”

And 10-year-old Fischer Griffin learned the value of networking.

“Well, I learned having a team is way better than doing it yourself…”

Campers also learned something about philanthropy. They dedicated proceeds to Special Olympics.

A Miami native, former WFSU reporter Jim Ash is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience, most of it in print. He has been a member of the Florida Capital Press Corps since 1992.