14 Years of Empowering Teen Girls and Impacting the Community
I Am A Queen is a youth-focused mentoring nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that young women can reach their goals for higher education and leadership. Young women are selected annual to commit to the program and must demonstrate a high need and a high level of motivation to achieve what no one in their family has accomplished.
The program is intentional about building a girl’s self-esteem, helping them to overcome obstacles and preparing them for college and a career.
To empower girls with a crown of confidence by providing transformational mentoring programs that develop them into future leaders and community service pioneers.
I Am A Queen’s Focus Areas:
Queens Empower, Queens Educate and Queens Engage
Queen Arise Leadership Program
The purpose of the Queen Arise Leadership Program is to inspire young women to reach their fullest potential, resulting in confident, successful girls who are servant leaders to society. The program is a year-round initiative dedicated to the growth and development of underserved and at-risk girls, ages 10-18. Each girl participates in self-esteem and leadership training workshops that target keys areas in their adolescents such as money management, self-worth, healthy relationships, health and fitness, and etiquette.
The program is designed to help girls to discover their self-worth, their voice and to develop a passion to serve their communities.
Membership for the Queen Arise Leadership Program takes place once a year in January-February.
Initiatives Under the Mentoring Program
I Am A Queen’s Teen Empowerment Conference
I Am A Queen’s Teen Empowerment Conference is an annual event designed for teen girls ages 10-18. It is a one-day event of interactive workshops, engaging breakout sessions and phenomenal motivational speakers. The primary goal of the conference is to spark a girl’s imagination in believing in herself of one day becoming a future business leader, president or powerhouse in her community. In addition, the focus of the teen conference is designed to empower girls to discover their passion and to stay true to themselves. The conference is free and requires teen girls to register.
Queens Who Code STEM Bootcamp
An youth-led bootcamp that introduces girls to STEM education and teaches them how to code websites and apps.
Project No More SHAME
A public information campaign that educates and breaks the stigma and shame of HIV/AIDS, human trafficking and sexual assault. The initiative is designed to educate girls and women of color about their sexual health, HIV/AIDS, sex trafficking and sexual assault awareness. The goal is to help girls and women to find their voice as sexual assault survivors and to empower girls and women to get tested for HIV/AIDS and other STDs, and to stay in treatment if it is needed.
Girl Boss Academy
A six-week entrepreneurship and finance educational series for teen girls to learn how to start a business and invest in their future.
I Am A Queen’s Annual Community Outreach Initiatives and Program:
Back to School Drive
Annually we help 800+ children in Guilford County by providing them with free backpacks filled with school supplies.
Winter Drive for the Homeless
The goal is to collect winter gear, personal hygiene products and nonperishable food to support homeless men, women and children.
Ultimate Christmas Adoption Program
The Ultimate Christmas Adoption program is a 10-week program that provides assistance to families in the Piedmont-Triad facing economic hardship during the holiday season. The program requires families to sign up to receive help, there is a screening and selection process of candidates, a registration period and educational seminar on financial awareness and how to overcome personal obstacles.
The program utilizes an angel tree selection process for donors and corporations to select children’s wish lists they would like to adopt. In addition, the program partners with local grocery stores to provide each family with a holiday food box that contains a frozen turkey and nonperishable sides.
During the second week of December, I Am A Queen partners with The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Greensboro to provide space for donors to drop off their gifts and for families to pick up.