Girls Inc. Partners With JCP To Raise Money For College Scholarships

Thursday, April 18, 2013

During the month of April, Girls Inc. national and its affiliates are partnering with jcp to raise $1.2 million for college scholarships for Girls Inc. girls. Customers who shop at jcp can "round up" their purchases to the next dollar amount and that amount will go towards the national Girls Inc. scholarship fund which also benefits local Girls Inc. girls and alumnae who are in college.

In addition to rasing money for scholarships through the Round Up Campaign, Girls Inc. of Chattanooga is competing for a $10,000 prize for the most creative and active marketing plan for the campaign. Girls Inc. of Chattanooga has partnered with the jcp stores at Hamilton Place Mall, Northgate Mall, and Walnut Square Mall in Dalton.

"JCPenney was founded in 1902 by James Cash Penney, and the very first store was called the Golden Rule Store," says Randall Honeycutt, jcp store leader at Northgate Mall. "Since then, jcp store employees have lived by the idea that you can't be successful as a company unless you support the community. We are excited to be partnering with Girls Inc. of Chattanooga to raise money for college scholarships in support of local girls."

Starting at the age of six, Girls Inc. of Chattanooga begins educating girls about the importance of attending college. Since we began tracking in 2007, 100% of girls in our high school afterschool programs who stay with Girls Inc. of Chattanooga through their senior year attend college.

Local Girls Inc. girl, Alana Moore, a student at CSAS, was a recent recipient of a $5,000 college scholarship through Girls Inc. She was accepted to a few colleges across the country but has not decided which school she will be attending.

The theme for the campaign is "confidence is the perfect accessory." During April, Girls Inc. of Chattanooga is sharing quotes from local Girls Inc. girls on social media about what makes them feel confident.

For more information, "like" Girls Inc. of Chattanooga on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit our Pinterest page.

 


McCallie Future Business Leaders Of America Start 2017 Strong

The Future Business Leaders of America Chapter of McCallie has had a busy and efficient start to 2017.  Ten members of the club went to Knoxville to compete in the regional FBLA competition, while three other members took a test before the event.   All 13 members who took part in the regional competition were top finalists in their respective event and were invited ... (click for more)

Rosaria Butterfield To Speak In Bryan College Chapel March 8

Christian author and speaker Rosaria Butterfield will speak in chapel service on Wednesday, March 8, at 10 a.m in Rudd Auditorium. Dr. Butterfield was once a tenured professor of English who identified as a lesbian and worked to advance the cause of LGBT equality. After her conversion to Christ in 1999, she said she came to see the sinfulness of having any identity apart from Him.  ... (click for more)

2 Homes Totally Destroyed By Fire On Sunday In Separate Blazes

Two homes were totally destroyed by fire in separate blazes on Sunday afternoon. At  5 p.m. , a neighbor called 911 reporting a house fire at 3910 Fairmont Pike on Signal Mountain. Walden's Ridge Emergency Services responded and arrived on the scene reporting a fully involved house fire. A mutual aid response was requested for additional manpower and apparatus ... (click for more)

Signal School Study Says Under Own School System Much More Could Go To The Classroom; Lennon Says Getting Land, Buildings A Major Issue

A panel studying a new school system operated by Signal Mountain concluded that much more money could go directly into the classroom, helping students further increase their potential.   However, County School Board member Kathy Lennon said how the town would be able to acquire the land and buildings is a major issue.   A group of Signal Mountain residents ... (click for more)

CVB Should Share Financials With The Home Folks

The recent debate over the Convention and Visitor's Bureau's funding and budget has gotten ugly. A Hamilton County commissioner has asked questions and made comments about the CVB. The director of the CVB has organized a campaign to dismiss the commissioner's questions and comments. The children on the playground are choosing sides and nothing useful seems to be happening. It's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Trump's Latest Delight

I was quite amused this week when Donald Trump’s administration “locked out” several news organizations from the daily press briefings at the White House. The reason I loved it because in the 50 years I have spent in the news business, I have been locked out of press conferences, too. To be truthful, I am a longtime veteran of a bunch of “you versus me” squabbles and, if I do say, ... (click for more)