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Local Good News: 'All Things Are Possible' Helps Local Girls Travel The World

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - A local non-profit is showing young girls the world, one trip at a time. It's local good news.

Nizhoni Pena loves art.  The 17-year-old Collierville High School Junior finds it uplifting.

When she found out about a non-profit, 'All Things Are Possible', that helps young girls crisscross the globe, she was excited to join the organization.

"It gives me an opportunity to mentor and to travel and to see the world," said Pena.

This summer she will be seeing Colombia with 7 other young girls.

"The part that I'm most excited about is the art there. The art is really nice and colorful and it's everywhere, on houses, on the sides of buildings," said Pena.

'All Things Are Possible' was founded by a former military veteran and educator Keesha Dancy.

"We empower (girls) them through travel, education, mentor-ship and service," said Dancy.

When teaching at Hillcrest High School, Dancy says she would ask her students a simple question.

"Where would you like to go? And, I would hear things like 'Atlanta, Six Flags, Disney World.’ I was like if money wasn't an issue where would you like to go?" said Dancy. "Some of them haven't even left their city, let alone the state of Tennessee."

So, travel was added to the non-profit's mission.

"Why not find a way to add travel? Why not find a way to give back to far under-served, far underprivileged children?" said Dancy.

"It's a positive group to be a part of," said Pena. "We give toiletries from deodorant, socks, toothpaste out to the communities -- just to help."

And to prove all things are possible, good things. Its local good news.

Learn more about All Things Are Possible HERE.




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