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The Greatest Investment Girls’ Empowerment Program
7th Annual Summer Camp
Orlando, Florida (March 15, 2016) – Celebrating its seventh summer, The Greatest Investment Girls’ Empowerment Program seeks to continue its mission of positively influencing the lives of teenage girls in the Orlando area through its annual summer camp.
What do you get when you surround 50 at-risk teenage girls with amazing role models, caring supporters and fearless leaders for four weeks? The next generation of amazing role models, caring supporters and fearless leaders.
The Greatest Investment (“TGI”) summer camp was created to empower the next generation of female leaders by challenging female professionals, business owners, community leaders and volunteers to take an active role in shaping the life of a future female leader.
Until TGI, there were no summer camps in Orlando that focused on developing strong, confident and fierce female leaders. In these tough economic times when community programs are being cut and parents do not have the funds to send their kids to summer camps, TGI sees Orlando’s kids, especially vulnerable teenage girls, being left unsupervised to learn essential life lessons from negative television programs or misguided friends. TGI has filled this void by stepping up to create an educational, enriching and fun experience for 50 young ladies in the Orlando area this summer.
TGI’s mission is simple - to educate and empower our next generation of strong, confident and fierce female leader.
This is why TGI is so essential! The volunteers at the camp are dedicated to spending the time, sharing lessons and expanding the experiences of the teenage girls in the camp to properly equip them for the challenges that they will face in their daily lives. The Greatest Investment is a four-week camp tailored to 12-year old to 18-year old at-risk girls, predominantly from the Parramore and Pine Hills areas of Orlando. The camp focuses on positively shaping our girls’ self-esteem and character, developing their interpersonal skills, exposing them to life skills such as financial literacy, goal-setting, health and nutrition, career building and community development. The camp teaches the girls to expand their interests and share their talents by shadowing business and community leaders.
The camp provides a nurturing environment for the girls to learn more about who they are, how to deal with the challenges that they may be facing at home, at school and in their communities, and creates the foundation and values to help them withstand the many temptations that they face as teenage girls. The camp includes individual and group counseling sessions, peer discussions about hot topics, guest speakers, interactive activities and exciting field trips.
Over the last six years, TGI has positively impacted the lives of over 140 girls. TGI participants are now honor roll students, Advanced Placement scholars, published writers, leaders within organizations and community service advocates. TGI alums are high school graduates and college students, including eight TGI alums that are the first in their families to attend college. TGI is changing the lives of our girls’ families and communities.
This summer, TGI will be held from July 11, 2016 to August 6, 2016 in Orlando, Florida from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. The theme of this year’s camp is “Created With a Purpose, Created for Greatness”. “The camp’s program teaches the girls how to successfully conquer their challenges while standing tall to embrace life’s opportunities.
At TGI, we believe that The Greatest Investment we can ever make in our lifetime is investing in the life of our youth.