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Girl Talk brings summer camp to Albany

Danae Warmsby Danae Warmsby

Dozens of middle school girls are spending a week focusing on bettering themselves.

Girl Talk, a mentoring program based in Atlanta, is hosting a summer camp called "Project Inside Out" for the first time in Albany.

Albany native Haley Kilpatrick started Girl Talk in 2002.

"It's always been a dream of ours to have a camp not just in other cities, but in Albany as well. There is a great Girl Talk chapter here and we feel like there is a big need in the community for girls to have a high self-esteem, a high and just truly love themselves and the other girls as well," said Danae Warmsby, the chapters program coordinator.

This week 60 campers will hear from speakers, learn a dance, and participate in activities aimed at giving back, exploring their passions, and learning about unconditional love.

"We are all going through the same problems. And many times they're not told that. There's never really a time for the girls to just focus on what's going on with them and for them to know that there are other girls out there who love them and are interested in helping them," said Warmsby.

Camp organizers say they're working with Mission Change, Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity Flint River.

Deerfield Windsor and Byne Christian Academy have Girl Talk chapters. It's one of the fastest growing mentoring programs in the country.


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