Lawyer Up is a program presented by Master of My Fate and today, more than 50 girls were able to take an up-close look inside the government center on a tour guided by the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office.
"This is helping me become what I want to be when I get older," said 13-year-old participant, Alaya Young.
Girls from the Boys and Girls Club and Girls Inc. came along for a day of learning what exactly goes on at the government center. The girls got a firsthand look at court cases, tours of the government center, guest speakers, and mini mock trials. They also got a head-start at networking with Columbus attorneys and judges.
"The goal is to hopefully inspire some students to do something positive in the community. Often times we hear so many negative things about what our youth are doing. This is an opportunity for them to do something positive and hopefully learn something that will carry them for years to come," said Katonga Wright, founder of Master of My Fate leadership and mentoring program.
Master of My Fate said they say they are passionate about exposing these future leaders to the legal and law enforcement system. They want to provide them with the different career opportunities they may not be aware of.
"I kind of wanted to be a lawyer. All these different people coming to speak and showing us what they had to do and what they have to say kind of pursued me to do this. So, now I want to become a deputy," commented Young.
This is all a part of Master of My fate's summer-long program for high school students and they are taking today to cater to the younger girls with the theme of--"Little girls with dreams become women with vision."
Law day for boys will be held June 20 at the government center. For more information on this program click here.