By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Local leaders joined 250 Chicago girls on Saturday for a talk, luncheon, and workshops to empower.

They gathered for the Girls Who Brunch Chicago Experience Tour at Lavizzo Elementary School in Roseland.

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The emphasis is on literacy, education, life skills, and health and wellness.

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The girls – ages 9 to 17 – are future leaders who will make a difference in their communities.

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Organizers say the special day shows them they’re supported, loved and valued.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff