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Girls Inc campaign underway to raise funds for low income girls to attend

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Published: Jun. 19, 2020 at 12:50 PM CDT
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Girls Inc. has been supplying grades K-8 girls with the skills to overcome challenges and obstacles unique to girls even if they can’t afford the program.

The community has and can continue to give low-income girls the chance to experience all Girls Inc. has to offer.

Girl’s Inc's mission is to inspire girls to strong, smart, and bold.

Many of the Girls Inc. alumnae have gone on to become leaders, teachers, and some even return to the center to keep the cycle going like development manager Bria Solomon.

“When I came I was very shy very timid, Girls Inc. helped me to gain confidence with that confidence I started excelling in school more my grades came up I did more extracurricular activities, I gained more friends which I’m still friends with some of the Girls Inc girls today,” says Solomon.

A huge part of Girls Inc.’s is its annual Support A Girl campaign to give more girls the opportunity to learn about health, science, financial literacy, and goal setting to grow up healthy, educated, and independent.

“Last year we raised just over $23,000 during this campaign this year we are hoping to raise $25-30,000 to give all girls the ability to come to Girls Inc.,” says Girls Inc. Dothan board president Ronda Everhart.

If they reach that goal, they will be able to fund scholarships for 50 girls to attend summer and after school sessions who wouldn’t be able to attend otherwise.

Donations allow low-income girls the chance to experience life-changing partnerships and access to new things.

“Farley Nuclear comes and does stem activities with the girls. We have students that come in and tutor the girls after school. We have also had students from ACOM that do an awesome mental health program with the girls,” says Girls Inc. Dothan executive director Jamie Hale.

“Some girls don’t have access to certain things at home, so we do have a computer lab for them to get that internet to do their homework. We have great mentors here at the center,” says Solomon.

Donating is as simple as hitting a few buttons on your phone.

The campaign is underway and runs through the month of September.

You can make a donation online at girlsincdothan.org or, you can contact the center at 334-793-2321.

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