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There are people and there are businesses as well as bits of history and other local activities that have been featured as part of WEMU's "Hidden In Plain Sight."  But for this edition, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry reports on a local segment of society supported by the Ann Arbor "Girls Group" organization, believed to be hidden in plain sight.


The Girls Group in Ann Arbor
Girls Group.org

  A local non-profit that helps young women in middle and high school become first-generation college students has received a $25,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan. 

Girls Group provides assistance such as help with homework, ACT preparation and filling out college applications. 

Executive Director Sue Schooner says a pilot program in Pioneer High School has Girls Group visiting every week to offer help.

Girls Group is based in Ann Arbor, and since it's creation in 2003, all of it's high school seniors - 51 of them - have graduated from high school and gone on to college.

— Bob Eccles is a reporter and the host of 89.1 WEMU's All Things Considered. Contact him at 734.487.3363, email him reccles@emich.edu, or follow him on Twitter @BobEcclesWEMU