Monday, July 20, 2009

It's Girls Time!

These adorable young ladies attending the 2009 Essence Festival in New Orleans this past July 4th weekend inspired me to revisit previous posts on all things about girls! Check out the posts below:

Tracy Wilson Mourning's HONEY SHINE PROGRAMFounded in 2002 by NBA legend Alonzo Mourning's wife, the Miami based program's vision is to empower young girls to shine as women.

Tracy Wilson Mourning Hosts 6th Annual Hats Off Luncheon (View HERE)
Honey Shine Hosts Talent Show with Deborah Cox and Christina Milian (View HERE)
Honey Shine Mentoring Program Celebrates 2007-2008 Program Year (View HERE)

Terri J. Vaughn's TAKE WINGS FOUNDATIONFounded by actress Terri J. Vaughn in 1997, the foundation aims to build the self-esteem of at-risk girls 13-18 in the San Francisco Bay area. Read about it HERE.

Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas of the pop group
TLC Hosts a Day of Pampering for Atlanta Girls. Take a look at the fun filled day HERE.

Atlanta Radio Personality Rashan Ali founded SPORTY GIRLS to expose African American girls to non traditional sports such as swimming, soccer, golf and tennis. Read about it HERE.

Looking for a curriculum in working with girls? Check out the Free to Be Me Social Butterflies program and curriculum HERE.

Read about the Black Doll Affair HERE, a group of philanthropic women who give black dolls to black girls at Christmas.

Television journalist Shaun Robinson authors book for today's girls, 'Exactly As I Am.' Read about it HERE.

A report released this year shows sources of resilience and strength for Black girls in NYC. (View HERE)

Check out these blogs and website for girls!
Afropuffs and Ponytails:
Teen Diaries:
Have any organizations, programs or websites to add? Let me know! Leave it in the comment section below.

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