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GIRLS CAN LEADERSHIP CAMP TO BEGIN JULY 18, 2011 AT VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY

Richmond, VA Girls Can, will begin a week long summer camp for Richmond girls, from July 18-22, 2011. This year’s camp will host over 30 girls from the Richmond metro area attending Mancheser, Fairfield, Douglas Wilder, Albert Hill and many other local middle schools. Camper will attend camp free of charge and will be taught the essentials of success and how to strengthen their communites.

Girls can has partnered with Virginia Union University, ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation Project, Wachovia Bank, Richmond Yoga, Colgate, Kraft and many more to bring an original and unique experience to campers.

“We have been overwhelmed by the amount of support we have received from the school system, local government and the Richmond community in support of Girls Can” Jetheda Hernendez (Co-Founder & Director of Marketing and Partnerships)

The mission of Girls Can is to nurture and propel young girls to excellence through guided self-awareness, community engagement and independent thinking. Girls Can was founded by five professional women all noted for their work in the community and grew up in Richmond. After achieving success in education and career, felt it was their duty to share the keys to knowledge and success with the young girls and women. Their dream for the camp is to see young girls overcome challenges and achieve excellence in education, well-being, and supporting their community. Girls Can believes it takes a holistic approach to tackle challenges faced by girls in today’s society and we have designed our programming to address several areas that have been identified as significant to the successful development of adolescent girls. As the old adage says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Girls Can plans to do its part in the community to help ensure that our young girls grow up to be smart, esteemed young women.

For more information contact: Jetheda Hernandez at (301) 213-8277

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