Be Extreme in Cleburne County

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A local program that encourages girls 12 to 15 years of age to be resilient and to grow in healthy ways inside and out enjoys a day out on the town in Oxford.   “Be Extreme” is an intensive weeklong program provided to girls in Cleburne County by the Cleburne County School Foundation.  It is a part of County Extension’s 4-H program.  Program Coordinator, Debby Mathews says the participants go before an interview committee of professionals and are selected because of their potential and their desire to contribute to society. 22 girls from the Cleburne County school system had the opportunity to show off their etiquette skills at a free lunch at Garfrerick’s Café, today.  Participants say it is Be Extreme’s ability to combine lessons from hygiene to manners that makes the experience really special. The Be Extreme girls also shopped at Dillard’s today, and selected free dresses that they will wear during a night of full makeover display called The Reveal at The Armory in Heflin on Friday night.  Ranburne High School 9th Grader, Regan Grovenstein, says today’s lesson wasn’t one the most comfortable lessons to learn because of her individual sense of style. According to Cleburne County High School 9th Grader Brandy Lee, today’s shopping excursion was  more than just a way to put into practice lessons learned about body shape and clothing color.  She said that overall, it’s still about the friends you meet. Tomorrow, the girls will get a day of hair indulgence from local salons.  The Be Extreme Inside and Out program is mostly funded by individual contributions from community members.  They also have sponsors from organizations such as Prestige Medical Spa, Sarrell Regional Dental, local churches, and Empty Stocking.

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