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Children’s Book Author Genie Webb Visits BGCK Teen Center

Webb Teaches Lessons of Turning Challenge Into Triumph

Kenosha, WI – March 5, 2019 – Local author Genie Webb visited with teen club members last week to talk about her journey, why she writes and the lessons she has learned. Teen members will make bi-weekly visits to The Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization in Racine to read Genie’s books to the children there.

Webb’s first book, Princess Lydi and the Baby Brother, was published in 2017, three years after being struck by a car in a hit-and-run crash while pregnant. Webb and her newborn son made a full recovery.

She decided to write books about turning tragedy into triumph, a theme she hopes resonates with others, like the teens at the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha.

“I wanted the teens to hear Genie’s story to hopefully be inspired to do good for others,” said Wendy Johnson, Outreach & Prevention Coordinator at the BGCK. “They’re excited about volunteering with HALO. It’s a win-win.”

The field trips are made possible by a grant through the Women’s Fund, part of the Kenosha Community Foundation. The Women’s Fund supports programs that create opportunities for women and children through responsive philanthropy and community involvement. The next Club member visit to HALO will be on Thursday, March 14th.  

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