Summer in Memphis may mean slowing down, but for Girls Inc. girls, it definitely DOESN'T mean stopping.

Just like the veggies being harvested by our farmers at the GIrls Inc. Youth farm in Frayser, girls in our summer programs are always growing--body, mind and spirit.

At our South Park and LDT Centers, our BOLD camp sessions are under way. During the just-ended STRONG and SMART sessions, girls built solar cars, took part in fitness challenges and heard from the Gang Unit from the Memphis Police Department--among many other fun and meaningful activities.

 LDT strong South Park Solar car 
LDT Gang unit South Park Wall
 
Our Eureka! interns, who have been shadowing at organizations and businesses around town, recently made their workplace exploration presentations. Below are examples from interns who spent time at BRIDGES and the Memphis College of Art. Also, Eureka! participants in their fifth summer are taking part in college residential programs this summer--staying on campuses, attending workshops and classes and experiencing college life. Below are images of some participants visiting the University of Alabama and the University of Kentucky.
Eureka BRIDGES Eurkea MCA 
Eureka bama Eureka Kentucky

Farmers at the Youth Farm have been busy working the fields, harvesting and selling their crops (like the ones in the photo below) at the Memphis Farmers Market. They also hosted a "Memphis United - Know Your Rights" workshop presented by the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center.

GIM Farm 2 GIM Farm 3 
GIM Farm MSPJ 1 GIM Farm MSPJ 2

And on July 1, all our summer program participants gathered for Unity Day for mini-Olympics, field sports, arts and crafts, an inflatable obstacle course--your basic fun, food and fellowship.

Unity Day 1 Unity day 2
Unity day 3 Unity day 4

So you can see - summer's no time for slouching for a Girls Inc. girl. With that out of the way, it's time for a friendly reminder - REGISTRATION is now OPEN for fall programming at our centers! Register today at LDT Center (686 N. Seventh St.) or South Park Center (1568 Robin Hood Ln)!

Get it out of the way - so you can relax for the rest of the summer!

 

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