Girls Inc. of Columbus hosts 5th annual Strong Smart Bold Luncheon

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Girls Inc. of Columbus hosted its 5th annual Strong Smart Bold Luncheon at St. Luke Ministry Center Tuesday.

The luncheon serves as a fundraiser to help the organization continue to serve 1,800 girls in the community. Girls Inc. aims to instill confidence in girls in the so they can navigate gender, economic, and social barriers. The organization also works  to help them grow up healthy, educated, and independent.

"In our community, we have girls who have an amazing promise. It takes a community, all of the community to help keep that promise a reality," says Leann Malone, executive director of Girls Inc.

Liz Huntley from Birmingham was the keynote speaker. She told how her childhood was marked by fear and abuse and how she was able to turn her circumstances around and thrive.

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