CLEVELAND -- Girl League empowered young girls and inspired them to be confident Saturday in Cleveland.

The sixth annual day-long program was presented by the Junior League of Cleveland, “an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.”

Middle school and high school girls participated in hands-on activities.

The youngsters, ages 11-18, broke into small groups for classes geared towards healthy eating, fitness, positive body image development, problem solving, career exploration, self esteem and a whole host of other topics.

The event has grown considerably since its inaugural event in 2012.

This year, about 150 girls attended the program.

The event was held on Tri-C’s Metro Campus on Cleveland’s near east-side.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland, Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio, Cuyahoga Community College, University Hospitals Women’s Health Institute, Esperanza and other organizations helped to sponsor the event.

Girl League activity
Girl League activity