Columbus organization hosts mother and son dance for Mother’s Day

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Mother's Day is Sunday and one local non-profit is hosting a special event to commemorate it.

Kirsten King, the founder of When I Grow Up, stopped by News Leader 9 just in time for the special day.

When I Grow Up was started six years ago by King, a single mother of two, who wanted to give young men and young ladies in the community an outlet to talk about things affecting them.

They meet once a month and discuss anything from school to home to issues of insecurity.

Sunday's mother and son dance, dubbed "The Fresh Prince of Columbus and his Queen," is the latest of their events.

The purpose of the event is for moms in the community to show their child, "I'm relatable, I'm cool" and, most importantly, says King, how a young lady should be treated.

The organization is expecting over 400 people at the event and have sold out of tickets online, but $25 tickets will be available at the door.

The event will take place at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.

Watch King's full interview in the video above.

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