We are the Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls 

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 We had such a lovely and productive time at our

Annual Commissioner Retreat!

We would like to send a special thanks to JAH & Associates, Madison Social, and First Commerce Credit Union for helping the day run smoothly.


#YearOfTheGirl Honorees

The Commission on the Status of Women & Girls is recognizing girls ages 5-17 who are doing great things in our community! If you know a girl who is making things happen let us know by filling out the nomination form below. Are you a girl who is doing something great? Nominate yourself!

Each month, we will recognize one outstanding girl in our community – look for our next honoree in November 2016!

Announcing the December #YearOfTheGirl Honoree – Alexis Campbell

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Alexis Campbell is a high school senior. “It is an honor to recognize Alexis Campbell as December’s #YearOfTheGirl honoree,” said Paula DeBoles Johnson, Chair of the Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. “Alexis has faced tremendous health issues and continues to persevere, while also helping others to heal through volunteering and art therapy.”About the December 2016 #YearOfTheGirl Honoree:

Alexis Mercedes Campbell is passionate about art and mental/neurological health. She has overcome a debilitating neurological condition resulting in seizure-like movements 20-50 times a day, requiring significant hospitalizations. As her condition has improved, she has continued to study art and now volunteers with The Sharing Tree, Play Big Therapy Center, and many more organizations. Alexis has shown grace and courage throughout her life, developing her artistic skills even though she had trouble controlling her arm and never knew when a seizure would occur. She is planning on dedicating her life to helping others use art as a way to achieve healing and health.

Alexis’s hashtag is #artheals.


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CSWG #YearOfTheGirl Honorees must demonstrate an outstanding initiative in civic, community, service, or education projects. Commissioners select one girl per month who displays these values and characteristics. Please fill out the forms below to nominate a girl of your choice to be the next honoree:

 Nomination Form – Required

Statemet of Release Form – REQUIRED

Year of the Girl- Frequently Asked Questions

Be sure to tag your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts with #YEAROFTHEGIRL! 


 Thank you for your tremendous support during the

2016 #YearOfTheGirl Summit!

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Interested in the CSWG speaking at your next
meeting?

Let us know! We have a Speakers Bureau that would be excited to talk to other community groups about the work our Commissioners are doing in Tallahassee/Leon County! Contact our Staff Liaison, Ayana Y. Powell, at CSWGStaff@TheOasisCenter.net or (850) 222-2747 for more information.