This project is designed to reach adolescent girls at a time when their self-esteem and self-image is most vulnerable. Approximately 65 girls from 6 Little Rock School District middle schools will be targeted for participation this year. GROW girls attend monthly Saturday meetings and two retreats throughout the school year. At the meetings the JLLR volunteers will help each girl to develop an inner confidence to make better choices in her life and develop leadership skills through educational and enrichment activities. Program topics include goal-setting and communication skills, career orientation, manners and etiquette, voluntarism, money management, and health and nutrition. Since the project began in 2004, GROW has mentored 180 young women. Through empowering girls in the community, the JLLR will develop a solid core of girls with the ability to be community leaders as they mature.