2020 Kim South Girl Grant


Reaching Out Now
Girls of Destiny

Awarded 2020 Kim South Girl Grant

A Special Thank You to

Mary Ellen South – KSGG Founder & Sponsor
Kelley Ford Semmelroth – KSGG Sponsor

The Girl Grant-was initiated in 2006 by a FRWRC member in memory of her daughter. In 2015 the grant was renamed the Kim South Girl Grant in honor of Mary Ellen South’s daughter. The grant is to inspire future leadership, curiosity, confidence, and success.

The grant is utilized for specialized programs such as summer camp, courses in the arts, summer school, a training course, tutoring or special needs. Grants may also be awarded to an organization or a club that is empowering young girls through related activities.

One or more grants are given annually in the amount of $200 – $500 to a Warren County student or organization. $1,000 is available in grant funding annually. Funds go directly to the activity/program.

Girls of Destiny 2020 Awards

A celebration of leadership, service, and empowerment. Reaching Out Now held the Girl of Destiny Luau Awards Ceremony.  The girls and their families gathered to celebrate, enjoy delicious food by Chef Devin Smith, and wish the graduating 8th graders good luck as they move into leadership roles in 9th grade!  There were several tears shed when remembering how far the girls have come.  Watch this video to hear some of the kind words shared by Samantha Barber (Founder and President)  and Marlena Conner (Board Member & Mentor Liaison)  as they present the awards.  Michelle Rutledge (Board Member & Community Outreach) shares the opening prayer and recognizes Samantha for her hard work and dedication.  The video also features Kendallee Walker (Samantha Barber’s daughter) as she addresses the group regarding a “Note on Leadership”, Anne Cobb (Vice President) reads a special letter from Dr. Michelle Edwards written to the girls, and closing prayer by Judith James.To learn more about Reaching Out Now and programs, please visitt:https://reachingoutnow.org/

Photos and Video Courtesy of Jen Avery Click to Read More – Royal Examiner/Jen Avery

Girl of Destiny 2020 Awards