Sixty years ago, a group of Chattanooga women organized the first group of girls and young women for arts and crafts, sports, drama and more. Today, Girls Inc. of Chattanooga boasts more than 30,000 alumnae and each year provides more than 800 girls with the opportunity to become "independent, well-rounded young women." Although the programs have changed, the Girls Inc. goal is the same: "inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold leaders in their homes, their community and society."
To honor this milestone year, Girls Inc. is hosting two banner events to highlight the legacy of girls and women in the community and celebrate the next 60 years of inspiring girls to be "strong, smart and bold."
On March 24, the 17th Annual UnBought and UnBossed Luncheon will highlight and honor the achievements of current and former Girls Inc. participants and community champions over the past 60 years. At the event, girls participating in SHE: She Can, She Will, a mentorship and leadership program for high school girls, will present their service accomplishments in the community. "Girls Inc. is excited to have a Leslie Mayfield, a Girls Inc. alumna and board member, chair this years’ luncheon for the second time," officials said. The Luncheon will be held virtually, and tickets will include a boxed lunch.
Girls Inc. is also announces an exclusive 60th Anniversary Diamond Soiree on June 17, chaired by Lynda Hood, also a past UBUB honoree, and co-chaired by Girls Inc. board member, Jody Stein Davis.
In addition to these banner events, community members can look forward to family-centered workshops, a virtual cooking series and special campaigns, including the 60 years, 60k, 60-day fundraiser, which will start June 16.
More information about these events can be found on the Girls Inc. website. Tickets for the UnBought and UnBossed Luncheon are now available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased on the website at www.girlsincofchatt/ubub.org or on Facebook @girlsincofchatt.org for $60 (sponsorships and “Girls Club” tables are still available). Follow Girls Inc. on social media to stay up to date about all the news and events to come.