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Event aimed at giving girls power to succeed

POSTED: March 8, 2012 12:30 a.m.

Singer Beyonce may have a song out about the world being run by girls, but WomenSource is making sure local girls have the tools they need to accomplish the task.

From 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 17, the group will be host to "Girl Power," a day of empowerment and encouragement for "teens and the women who love them." It will be held on the campus of Brenau University in the John S. Burd Center, 429 Academy St. in Gainesville.

According to organizers, the goal of the event is "to help young women explore ways to enhance their self-esteem, encourage them to lead a healthy lifestyle and to empower them to take charge of their future."

The free event will include breakout sessions for teens and their adult guardians, a fashion show and a lunch provided by Brenau's Catering Services.

The sessions will cover topics like healthy dating relationships, preparing for college and being safety savvy.

This is the second year that WomenSource, a nonprofit organization designed to encourage women to achieve personal and professional success, has held "Girl Power." The target audience is female teenagers in middle and high school and the women in their lives.

Although "Girl Power" is open to everyone, attendees must register in advance. Attendees are also advised to anticipate a short walk from the Burd Center to Yonah Hall, where lunch will be served.



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