LONGWOOD, Fla. - A special club at a Longwood middle school is getting results in our schools.
The Girls Unity Club at Rock Lake Middle School, created last school year, meets daily for homeroom.
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Members are learning to build confidence, character and sisterhood. They also enjoy messages from guest speakers, including Orlando City co-founder Kay Rawlins.
Born in England, Rawlins started her career as a preschool teacher who returned to school while raising two children. Today, the soccer mogul inspires women in business and girls still discovering their dreams.
"In what some people think is a man's world, I know that's one of the questions I get asked a lot because I work in sports. And it's about creating relationships, a network, using the people around you to help you. And also cheering each other on," Rawlins said.
"I think its an inspiration that she's working with a lot of males and figuring her way through. I think that's very important. All girls should be looking at for their future," said Zainab Goga, an eighth-grader.
The club will continue to have speakers throughout the year.
The school principal is hoping the club's model will be expanded throughout the district and Central Florida.
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