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Girl Scout event will focus on healthy relationships

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Relational aggression – bullying, cyber-bullying, destructive relationships – is a serious issue facing girls today.  Dealing successfully with these issues begins with each girl's understanding of her own value.

More than 90 Girl Scouts will gather at Columbus State University on Saturday Sept. 22 for the program "I am a G.I.F.T.  (Gorgeous, Intelligent, Fabulous, Talented)."

Girl Scouts in 7th through 12th grades will explore healthy relationships and learn how to identify and avoid unhealthy ones during the program, which is funded by the Verizon Foundation.

Sharon Saffold, of Sharon Saffold Live will be the guest speaker. As one of eight children, Saffold's early life challenges included being a victim of abuse, kidnapping and growing up in foster homes.

In her presentation, Saffold relies on real-life experiences and simple proven techniques to teach people how to reach their potential and make the impossible possible. She is also the co-author of Cake and Combat Boots.

The presentation will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

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