Girls Inc. helps teen girls prepare for adulthood

Girls Inc. helps teen girls prepare for adulthood

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Top executives from Aflac, Columbus mayor Teresa Tomlinson, and iHeart Radio president Jennifer Newman teamed up to speak at Girls Inc. on Wednesday.

The event is all part of a program meant to help young adults better themselves for the future.

The course is in its second year and lasts for eight months.

Those attending the event learn skills like speaking, and how to prepare for college.

Mary Ellen Keim with Aflac explained how this program is helping teens in the Chattahoochee Valley.

"They range from 13 years to 17 years this year, so when they first come they are a little shy but we give them journals, and they share from the journals every week, you know whoever wants to get up and share from their journal and like last year at the very end every girl participated," Keim said.

Our own Barbara Gauthier will have the great honor of being the Mistress of Ceremonies for the event.

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