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‘Black Girl Showcase’ highlighting teen social change projects slated for May 4

4/28/2017, 5:35 p.m.
Girls for a Change is holding a “Black Girl Showcase” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Lewis Ginter ...

Girls for a Change is holding a “Black Girl Showcase” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden auditorium, 1800 Lakeside Ave.

The free program will showcase the projects for social change that were designed and conducted by the nonprofit organization’s Girl Action Teams of 10 to 15 girls ages 11 through 18 who met in after-school programs for 14 weeks.

The teams chose various community issues that they deemed important, such as teen pregnancy, racism and date abuse, and designed and led a project to combat the issue.

At the event, the teams will share information about their projects and talk about the impact on the community and themselves.

Participants gain skills in leadership, project management, problem solving and failure recovery through the program.

Lauren Mims, former assistant director for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African-Americans, is the special guest for the event.

Go to www.blackgirlshowcase.eventbrite.com to register for the event.

Information: (866) 738-4422.