Girlspring: Empower a girl and change the world

Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 05:17 PM.

In GirlSpring's mentoring program, girls can spend four to six hours with professional women who are mentors. They will also learn about confidence building and basics such as how to change a tire.

"Basically, it's empowerment of young girls," said Comer. "We want to encourage girls to complete their education, get a good job, and have babies when they are ready.”

Comer emphasizes that GirlSpring is for every girl.

"I know the stats on poverty, teen pregnancy, and bullying. I've worked with women's rights for years. This is for girls from everywhere needing support, whether from educated or uneducated homes, not just for undereducated," she said.

Comer is a native of Birmingham and ran her own business for 15 years. She started coming here in 1949.

"We are probably the oldest residents in Seagrove," she said. "We bought when my father was a young man."

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