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Calais High School students visit St Croix Tissue as part of Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute involvement.

In early April, St Croix Tissue hosted 6 female students from Calais High School for a tour followed by a lunch and learn with women from different career paths in the area.  These students are Olympia Leaders through the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute.  

The mission of the Institute is to raise the confidence and aspirations of high school girls by helping them develop the skills required to be leaders in their lives, families, careers, and communities.  Girls that are part of the program are mentored by two female advisors from the community for three years and follow a curriculum that helps the young women identify their values, vision and voice.   Emma Smith (Process Engineer) and Monique Claverie (Quality Manager) at  St Croix Tissue mentor a group of sophomore Olympia Leaders at Calais High School. 

As part of their April curriculum to have a guest speaker, Smith and Claverie organized a tour of the facility and lunch panel of women from various career paths both at the facility and from the community to speak to how their values and voice influence their professional life.  Pictured in the photo are some of the students, with mentors Smith and Claverie, in the tissue warehouse full of finished product rolls.

St Croix Tissue is a state of the art tissue paper manufacturing company in Baileyville, Maine.  The facility produces a full range of products for the growing national and international tissue markets, including paper napkins, paper towels, bathroom tissue and facial tissue with two new machine lines that were completed in 2016.  St Croix Tissue operates in rural Downeast Maine and its parent company is the largest employer in Washington County.  Whenever possible, giving back to the community is a priority and mentoring the future leaders of our area is a great opportunity.  We are proud to have employees taking part in the mentorship of Olympia’s Leaders!