Throughout New Hanover County, young women are often used by gang leaders in a variety of capacities including storing drugs, renting cars, carrying information to and from jails, and other, sometimes illegal, activities. Super Girls is a gang prevention program targeting at-risk youth by empowering them to make positive choices. Which is why the department started the Port City Super Girls Academy. The Port City Super Girls Academy is a four day retreat created for 50 girls 12 to 18 years of age. This on-site program will challenge female teens to explore new and innovative career paths, receive instruction on financial literacy, and violence prevention and intervention. An interactive curriculum will be offered along with extra-curricular activities to include, sports, health and fitness.
The North Carolina Azalea Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is a locally-grown organization raising money and volunteerism. They have been around since 1948 and they provide several events that bring people from around the world.
Amanda had a chance to attend the awesome Azalea festival Celebrity reception as the Cape Fear Country Club in Wilmington Thursday morning.. More than a hudreds people attended the annual event which highlights local celebs and also gives people a chance to meet the Queen Azalea.
Author : Amanda Fitzpatrick