I first learned about GITK several months ago, on Give STL Day. I was scrolling through the list of organizations, feeling so inspired by all the love in St. Louis, and stumbled upon the description for GITK. I was so impressed! I had never heard of anything like it--- a group specifically geared for young girls and their moms, meant to help them navigate that crazy time of life that seems to leave no one unscathed: adolescence. Ugh! Even the mention of it makes some of us cringe.
So I ended up meeting with the Executive Director of the organization, a wonderful woman named Gina. What a woman to look up to. We chatted about the core mission of GITK and the motivation behind all of it. These are moms who want to help their girls become strong, confident young women. Not helicopter parents, but sounding boards about topics that matter. So impressive. I had a great time collecting the elements of this piece and I'm glad we can get the word out about Girls In The Know. Special thanks to Gina for all her help!
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Have a Happy Labor Day! If you're relaxing at home, flip on the tube at 11 a.m. I'll be anchoring an early edition of News Four at Noon before tennis.
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