Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

'Mighty Girls' Program Scholarships Available

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

'Mighty Girls' Program Scholarships Available

Article excerpt

A Topeka YWCA summer program received funding for 10 scholarships last week from the Junior League of Topeka.

According to a news release, the Junior League donated $2,300 to provide the scholarships for girls in fifth through eighth grades to attend the YWCA's Mighty Girls Summer Program. Four girls already have requested scholarships, the YWCA said.

Mighty Girls aims to empower girls and teach them leadership skills. The YWCA said support from the Junior League will allow the organization to provide more opportunities for girls to make new friendships, discover a sense of self and learn they can make a positive difference in others' lives.

The program has four weeklong sessions, lasting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning July 11 and ending Aug. …

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