The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines “flourish” as the “growth or development in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as a result of a particularly favorable environment,” “to reach height of development or influence,” or “to grow luxuriantly.” Marion County has a vast amount of talented young women with the potential to do great things. Marion County also has the highest unemployment rate in the state of South Carolina and is ranked 13th in the state for teen pregnancy. We have to break the cycle. There is a world of possibilities awaiting them and we plan to enlighten them. We not only want these girls to succeed in this or new environments, we want them to optimize their potentials and talents. We want them to flourish.