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Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Senior, Safiyyah Franklin, Selected as Girls Inc. National Scholar and Awarded $20,000 Scholarship

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Philadelphia, PA – Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is pleased to announce that affiliate member Safiyyah Franklin was selected as a 2020 Girls Inc. National Scholar and awarded the $20,000 Lucile Miller Wright scholarship. Safiyyah is one of 23 Girls Inc. National Scholars selected from across the United States and Canada for her outstanding academic achievements, community service, and dedication to the Girls Inc. mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

Safiyyah is a senior at George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science and has been an active member of Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey for six years. Safiyaah serves as president of her local Girls Inc. Ambassador’s Club, where she mentors young girls in her community and leads a variety of community action programs. She is also a member of the national Girls Inc. Teen Advocacy Council and advocated against gun violence on Capitol Hill.

The Girls Inc. Lucile Miller Wright Scholarship program was created in 1992 to increase young women’s access to post-secondary education. Since its establishment, the program has provided over $6.3 million in scholarships to more than 800 women, inspiring them to succeed academically and consider a broad range of career possibilities.

Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is a regional affiliate of Girls Inc. that serves thousands of girls from the area’s most under-resourced communities. Girls Inc. provides researched-based programs focused on healthy decision making, academic enrichment, and life skills training.

For more information on Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey programs and award recipients, contact marketing@girlsincpa-nj.org

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