Saturday, December 3, 2022
Dec. 3, 2022

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Girls Inc. tackles learning loss

The Columbian

CLARK COUNTY – The nonprofit organization Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest is working with area girls age 6 through 18 to address learning loss during the pandemic. The group works with 13 schools in Southwest Washington.

“While schools are making the transition to in-person classes, there is a substantial amount of work to be done in addressing the learning loss of the last year,” spokesperson Natalie O’Grady said in an email.

The organization started a new fundraiser called the Smart Bold Brunch that will take place virtually on April 23 to help raise funds for after-school programs.

“The past year has brought immense challenges to youth in our community,” said Boston Ashby, Girls Inc.’s CEO. “We hope you’ll join us for a morning of inspiration as we raise funds to deliver after-school programming focusing on physical and emotional well-being, tutoring and academic success, college readiness and career exploration, and basic needs fulfillment at a time when youth need support more than ever.”

The event is free, but donations are encouraged. Learn more at