KFACT celebrates its brand new “Girls Space”

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The ribbon is cut on a new space that hopes to improve the future of young girls.

KFACT celebrated it’s new “Girls Space” Friday afternoon.

The space is located on the third floor of Second First Church on N. Church Street in Downtown Rockford.

The non-profit mentors and offers services to girls that are dealing with poverty, trauma, neglect and other challenges.

KFACT’s goal is to break the cycle these girls find themselves in.

“We start with girls in 6th grade to make sure they don’t live in generational poverty and we do that through education,” said KFACT Founder and Executive Director, Shamika Williams. “That’s the main goal, that all of our girls have to commit to post secondary education, because we believe that’s one way to end generational poverty.”

145 girls have completed the program so far.

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