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GIRLS INC. expands through outreach partnerships

Joe Davis, President of Board of Trustees with GIRLS INC. of Albany Joe Davis, President of Board of Trustees with GIRLS INC. of Albany
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

     A non-profit organization that empowers girls finds a way to grow even though it's struggling through hard financial times.

     Girls INC. created partnerships with the Boys & Girls Clubs, Greater Second Mount Olive Baptist Church, and Mt. Zion Baptist Church this summer.
     That allowed the organization to triple the number of girls in its summer program to 180.

 

"For the older girls we did friendly persuasion which teaches them about not having to follow their peers in making bad decisions,” said Joe Davis, President of Board of Trustees with Girls INC of Albany. “It helps with alcohol and drug abuse. The mind plus body programming is part of our adolescent pregnancy prevention programming."


     The organization is working on other partnerships for the school year. They’ll have a wine tasting fundraiser on August 27th at Merry Acres. You can send donations to Girls INC. of Albany to P.O. Box 1366 Albany, Ga 31702.

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