When Selma native Brittney Houser discovered she could work from home as a human resources professional during COVID, she left Atlanta and moved back home to raise her daughter close to family.
Returning to Selma during the pandemic last year wasn’t easy, but it invigorated her to give back to the community that helped raise her.
She started a nonprofit called Girl, Level Up that works to empower girls ages 6 to 21 with programs that teach girls what they need to know before leaving high school, such as saving money and following a budget. Houser’s goal is to teach girls how to succeed in the real world, whether they go to college and move away or stay home and raise a family.
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