What is Super Girls?
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.
What is Port City Super Girls Academy?
The Port City Super Girls Academy is a four-day retreat for 40 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.
Who can apply?
- Girls 12 – 18 years of age
- Residents of New Hanover County, Brunswick & Pender County
- Behavior: No extensive behavior issues or pending charges.
More than one child from a family can be referred; however, they must also meet the criteria.
When and where does it take place?
The 2020 Port City Super Girls Academy will be held at Camp Kirkwood in Watha, NC, from Monday, April 6 through Thursday, April 9. Parents and guardians will drop their children off at the Wilmington Police Department (615 Bess Street) at 8 a.m. on April 6 and pick them up in the same location at 3 p.m. on April 9.
Check out the campsite here: http://www.campkirkwoodnc.org/.
How do I apply?
Download the application here. Once completed, email it to Sabrina Sims at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also complete the form below: