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Girls, Inc. chooses "Girl of the Year"

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This is the 61st Birthday of Girls Inc.

Girls Incorporated Week is filled with special activities including a carnival, service day, entertainment, field day and awards day. The highlight of the week is awards day where "Girl of the Year" is chosen for each center.

Below are the winners: 

Kyla Buckner, 16 yrs old, Baker Center Girl of the Year 

Kyla is a sophomore at Caver High School. She has been a member of Girls Inc. since 2005, she has dedicated a great deal of time mentoring younger girls and participating in programs offered by Girls Inc. Kyla loves to dance, draw and act; she aspires to be an actress one day.

 

Nijah Blackmon, 14 yrs old, Garrard Center Girl of the Year

Nijah attends East Columbus Magnet; she is in the 8th grade. She has been a member of Girls Inc. since 2006. Nijah has displayed outstanding behavior and leadership while being a member at Girls Inc. and she dedicates her time to volunteering and being peer helpers to other girls. She enjoys art, poetry, and cosmetology.

 

Alexis Richardson, 15 yrs old, Kolb Center Girl of the Year

Alexis is a sophomore at Hardaway High School. She has been a member of Girls Inc. since 2009. Since her time as a member, Alexis helps with the front desk, mentors the younger girls, and she is involved in various programs and clubs offered by Girls Inc. She enjoys music, art, and talking with her friends.

Girls Incorporated, a United Way partner, operates three centers in low-income areas of the Tri-City area and annually serves over 1,500 girls age 6-18 years old after school and all day during the summer.  They are uniquely positioned throughout the community to provide services geographically to Columbus, Ft. Benning, and Phenix City. 

If you are interested in your girl becoming a member please call 706-683-0809. Summer registrations are being accepted now. The cost for the school year is only $20 and cost of the summer program varies from $100 - $175.

 

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