LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- WDRB Sports Anchor Katie George spoke at the 2018 Middle School Girl's Summit on Thursday at EP Tom Sawyer Park.

"Right now, today, could be the day were you sit there and write in your notebook a dream or a goal that you have," George told the girls. "And you could be working toward it from here on out. And you could always be chasing it, trying to achieve it."

Park Community Credit Union and the Louisville Urban League hosted the event, which was for girls ages 11 to 14.

"We really hope today that the girls that attend, which we have so many awesome girls here, take away just life skills that they can apply every day," said Ellie Yerkes, Director of Community Development at Park Community Credit Union. "Like how to be a great friend, how to prepare for your finances for the future ... just anything that would really help them move through high school and college or career."

This was the first year for the event.

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