Ten years ago in 2009, I started I Am A Queen out of a prayer of forgiveness because when I was six years old I was sexually assaulted by a family member. I lived my life in shame and it was spiraling out of control.
My first initial thoughts with this organization, I wanted to start a book club that would empower women but I was wrong. God called me to work with teen girls and to serve our community. However, it wasn’t easy, I ran for two years from God and finally, I surrendered and I started the mentoring program with no money or resources.
Since 2011, I have worked with teen girls on a limited budget but we still make a tremendous impact. In 2013, I decided that it was time for us to do something big so I convinced my team to do a teen conference to celebrate our anniversary every year in July.
For seven years, I Am A Queen has hosted a free teen conference for girls and we have helped 450 teens in the Greensboro area.
This year, we will celebrate our 10 year anniversary at I Am A Queen’s I Am Free Teen Empowerment Conference on Saturday, July 13 at thePower Play Center in Greensboro.
I am asking for your support as an anniversary gift to donate $25 to sponsor a teen girl to attend the conference that will cover her registration materials, lunch, and tools for a breakout session of her choice.
Also, at this year’s conference as a tribute to God, all conference participants will do a community service activity.
Join us in this campaign to make a difference in a girl’s life.
Best regards, Alana V. Allen Founder/Executive Director
Impact of Teen Conference:
Girls will learn about the importance of giving back and receive a community service hour
Girls will have the opportunity to choose a breakout session that inspires to learn how to paint, become an actor, start a business, cheer and code a program (STEM)
Girls will be empowered to let go of their fears and embrace new challenges