St. Peter and St. Paul Episcopal Church in Marietta is hosting a special day of rewarding activities in conjunction with Cool Girls, a nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Cool Girls committee at St. Peter and St. Paul Episcopal Church has planned and prepared a full day of fun to reward the girls for their hard work and effort throughout the previous school year, and to help motivate them for the upcoming school year. The 200 girls who have earned to chance to participate in the event must attend weekly meetings given by the Cool Girls organization.

St. Peter and St. Paul Episcopal Church in Marietta has been supporting Cool Girls for more than 25 years. Cool Girls was organized in 1989 in the East Meadows housing community. Today, this program is present in nine metro Atlanta Title 1 middle and elementary schools and has over 350 participants in grades 2 through 8. Cool Girls is devoted to the self-empowerment of young girls — instilling leadership, confidence and self-respect. The goal of this program is to give each “Cool Girl” the tools needed to break the cycle of poverty, teen pregnancy and low self-esteem.

As the Cool Girls are being rewarded and recognized for their hard work and dedication towards improving their future, each participant will receive a new book bag filled with school supplies, a New Testament, toiletries and goodies to help give them a positive start to the school year. During the day, the girls will enjoy a variety of activities such as hip-hop dancing, a craft, face painting, a Chick fil-A lunch and shopping in the church boutique. All Cool Girls will leave with an IKEA bag filled with beauty products, school supplies, books, games, jewelry, pajamas, hair accessories, room decorations and purses.

St. Peter and St. Paul Episcopal Church has been hosting this event for more than 25 years, and its organizers are excited to have a day that focuses on the young girls and their recent achievements. More than one hundred volunteers from the church and around the community are coming together to give the girls a day of fun and memories as they prepare for another school year.

The Episcopal Church of St. Peter and St. Paul is at 1795 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta, 30062. For more information, visit or contact Cheryl Leagan, co-chair for the church Cool Girls committee, at 770-640-7552 or


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