Thank you to everyone who helped TWL make the Girls Where They Are event possible!
Girls Where They Are exposes girls at Nims Middle School to lawyers and judges in the three (3) branches of government who are from similar racial and socio-economic backgrounds, but achieved personal goals through hard work and community support. Girls Where They Are brings to life the lessons learned in their civic classes as well as exposes the girls to the legal profession with tours at the Supreme Court, Legislature, and Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), meetings with Supreme Court justices, interactions with local practitioners and legislators, and a mock trial activity at DOAH. More importantly, with 227 children living apart from their families with the majority of those girls, this event will show them something they never envisioned and encourage the girls to strive for higher heights.
From Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, pg. 39 (2012).