City Hall was recognized by the League of California Cities for its Rosie’s Girls Santa Monica program, a nationwide effort that works to build self-esteem, physical confidence and leadership for adolescent girls by teaching them various trades ranging from carpentry and welding to plumbing and automotive.

The League of California Cities presented City Hall with the Ruth Vreeland Award for Engaging Youth in City Government during the league’s annual conference and expo in San Francisco last week.

Rosie’s Girls runs for three weeks and is available in the summer. The Santa Monica program celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. Since 2001, over 400 girls have gone through the program.

For more information, visit www.smogov.net and search “Rosie’s Girls,” or call (310) 458-8688.

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