June 15, 2016
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BOUQUETS TO EIGHT-YEAR-OLD AUTHOR NATALIE McGRIFF McGriff, the eight-year-old, award-winning co-author of The Adventures of Moxie McGriff, was invited to attend the June 14 White House Summit on the United State of Women in Washington, D.C. The Jacksonville girl is being praised for her efforts to empower and promote literacy among girls of color. Natalie once hated her natural hair, skin color, and even reading. Yet after writing the story with her mom, which follows the adventures of a girl (based on Natalie) who attains superpowers and learns to love herself, McGriff now enjoys reading. Now she also promotes literacy and self-love to other young children around the nation. Way to go, Natalie!

BOUQUETS TO ALL I KNOW INCORPORATED Each year the nonprofit organization All I Know Incorporated hosts its annual “You Are Worthy” prom dress giveaway and makeover event. School administrators and other community members choose seniors from local high schools who might not be able to afford prom night attire. Then the girls are treated like a princess for a day, selecting a free gown, shoes, jewelry, and a handbag. The makeover includes hairstyling, makeup, pictures, and manicures. Through donations, more than 250 formal dresses, shoes, and accessories were collected for this day of prom night pampering. If you’d like to participate in the program, go to

BOUQUETS TO ANY GIVEN CHILD The arts education program Any Given Child Jacksonville (AGC) has awarded $5,000 to six local arts education partners. Theatre Jacksonville, the World Arts Film Festival, JASMYN, the Ritz Chamber Players, VSA Florida, and Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) Assistant Superintendent for Strategic Planning Dr. Dana Kriznar all received funds from AGC, the education advocacy arm of Cathedral Arts Project (CAP). Attracting national-level know-how while strengthening the local arts-in-education movement, AGC unifies patrons behind a shared vision, while directing resources where they are most beneficial to the

arts community.

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