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Cool Scholars take over UGA

Cool Scholars take Athens
During Columbus Day break our Cool Scholars toured their sixth University this year as they made the hour and a half trek to Athens. Our tour of the University of Georgia was indeed special as we were led by UGA alumni and Cool Girls volunteer of the year, Lisa Tolliver.

We completed a walking tour of campus where we learned about the 23 Rhodes Scholars the school has produced as well as the hysterical history of how Ugga the school mascot came to be.  The highlight of the day for the girls was seeing Cool Girls Scholarship recipient Linda Lowe fully engulfed in student life as she was chatting with friends in the student center.  Linda joined the girls at lunch and discussed her fears, triumphs and learning experiences as a UGA freshman.

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Christmas in Paris

parischristmasWhile most of us are shopping and crossing names off of our Christmas lists, a large segment of the Atlanta population wishes for food, affordable housing and winter clothes to keep them warm. It is the poverty experienced by many families in our city that prompts us to make sure our Cool Girls have basic necessities as well as holiday gifts to lift their spirits during these challenging times.

Our Annual Holiday Shopping Day provides winter accessories, clothes and toys for over 200 Cool Girls. Partnering with local community supporters, we will host ‘Christmas in Paris’ on Saturday, December 12th to bring holiday cheer!

We are still in need of items to fill our tables. Interested in hosting a Toy or Winter Accessories drive? Get your office, religious or civic organization involved today by clicking here.

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Thank you is not enough!


Bowling fun with the Cool Girls

The words “Thank You” do not seem to adequately express our gratitude for the  120 friends of Cool Girls who gathered at Midtown Bowl for the 7th annual Pink Pin Bowl. Donning their favorite NFL or NCAA team gear bowlers celebrated by “tailgating” and challenging other bowlers for the highest team score.

The event raised over $50,000 which benefits our Cool Sisters one-to-one mentoring program, allowing us to match caring adult women mentors with Cool Girl participants. Without continued support from our Presenting Sponsor, CBRE and Motivate Sponsors Perennial Properties and Midtown Bowl we could not ensure our girls were matched with a positive role model to encourage them academically and assist with their emotional and social growth. Thank You to all donors, supporters, friends and family who bowled and raised money to support our Cool Cause!

Check out pictures from our event: Pink Pin Bowl 2015 Slideshow.

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Girls Who Code


Girls Who Code Graduation – McNair Middle School Cool Girls with Girls Who Code Volunteers

The McNair Middle School Girls Club was a little different this year as Girls Who Code piloted their technology program in an effort to encourage girls to explore technology and engineering careers.  After six months of weekly coding instruction, Girls Who Code awarded participants with a certificate of completion for their hard work and diligence in learning how to code.

The girls worked with Scratch, a beginner computer coding program, and had the opportunity to create their own interactive computer game, greeting card, and animation using various commands given by the instructors.  Many girls said that they were happy to have had the chance to be involved with Girls Who Code and plan to continue working with Scratch and continue building their own game.

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Atlanta – a Tale of Two Cities – Rich Thrive as Poor Continue to Struggle


By Tanya Egins, executive director of Cool Girls, Inc.

Tanya Egins

Tanya Egins

In the last year, Site Selection MagazineArea Development Magazine and CNBC named Georgia the #1 state for doing business.

The Metro Atlanta Chamber boasts of 16 Fortune 500 companies in the region. Many other substantial companies, with thousands of well-paid jobs, have headquarters here.

This is good news for improving the conditions faced by the families and girls my organization, Cool Girls, serves.

In its rankings for “America’s Top State for Business 2014,” CNBC offered this caveat: The Peach State is the cream of the crop for 2014, with the nation’s best workforce and the top infrastructure. But education and quality of life remain weak spots.”


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Girl Tech Genius’

cooltechOur Cool Girls are having a BLAST doing what they do best…using TECHNOLOGY! During our Girls Club, participants explore the wide world of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  Our middle school girls enjoy a partnership with Girl Genius Productions to promote Digital Citizenship.

Interactive workshops include topics on email etiquette, social networking, text messaging, and cyber safety.  Through the use of videos, smartphones, and small group discussions, Cool Girls gain valuable skills on how to navigate social platforms like Instagram, Kik and Snapchat responsibly.  Though these conversations can be challenging, our girls are learning to be accountable for what they post and who they tweet.

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