Girl Empowerment

Tom Flanigan

A life skills program for elementary school girls is extremely effective, according to a new independent study.

Tom Flanigan

One-hundred twenty-five 7th through 12th grade girls spent much of today (Friday, 9/23) at Tallahassee City Hall. They were attending the first “Girls Summit” hosted by the Tallahassee-Leon Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.

Girls on the Run Cross the Finish Line

Dec 7, 2015
Tom Flanigan

Leon County's newest "Girls on the Run" class held its graduation exercises on Saturday. It was literal exercise as the girls and their fans ran a 5K race.

More than 300 people either ran or cheered as each graduate came across the finish line at Premier Health and Fitness. Among the graduates, DeSoto Trail Fifth Grader Steffie Harris who says the program taught her a lot more than just how to run better.

“Well you can learn to work together, so there’s teamwork,” she said shortly after finishing the course. “And to be confident in yourself and not be somebody else.”