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Thank you for making the 2018 Celebration Luncheon such a record-breaking success! 

Your attendance and enthusiastic support for our annual event on June 13 let each girl know that YOU are in her corner - and that she will win. Congratulations again to our award winners - both girls and women - listed below:
  • STRONG Award -Ja'Lin "Leo" Watts and Gina Sweat
  • SMART Award - Maya Morris and Leslie Gattas Coleman 
  • BOLD Award - Jada Powell and Yvonne Madlock
  • Girl of the Year - Samiya Winston
  • Woman of the Year - Gayle Rose
 Strong winners 2018     SMART winners 2018 
 Ja’Lin “Leo” Watts and Gina Sweat     Leslie Gattas Coleman and Maya Morris
 BOLD winners 2018     Girl and woman of the year 2018 
 Jada Powell and Yvonne Madlock     Samiya Winston and Gayle Rose
BOLD honoree Leo Watts got to the essence of the Girls Inc. Experience in her acceptance speech. "I came into the Girls Inc. youth farm crew looking for a check and came out a feminist, activist, with new friends and an all-around new person," she said. "I can surely say receiving the STRONG award is much appreciated but more importantly I am appreciative to have found my voice at Girls Inc." 

Our adult and girl award winners were so moved by your presence. We are excited to announce a 27% increase over last year's event which will allow us to dramatically increase the number of girls we can serve this year. Thank you for helping to secure the future of Girls Inc. of Memphis and our amazing girls.
If you weren't able to attend, or if you would like to show some more love, you TOTALLY still can! Show your support today for girls in the Mid-South and the work we do to inspire all of them to be strong, smart and bold - you can do so by clicking here!
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I’ve always been good in school and loved being involved in Girls Inc. I participated in a collaborative program with Hatiloo Theatre and it was then I found my voice. I realized what I want to do…I want to act! Since having my eyes opened through this experience, I’ve been in 3 Hatiloo productions and 5 White Station High School productions. - Kelsie

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