10 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.
I Am A Queen’s Focus Areas:
Queens Empower, Queens Educate and Queens Engage
Passport to Womanhood Mentoring Program
I Am A Queen’s Passport to Womanhood mentoring program purpose is to inspire young women to reach their full 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.
Since 2011, our mentoring program has served 150 girls in Greensboro, N.C.
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.
Since 2013, the conference has served 690 girls.
Expected Annual Attendance:
150-175 Teen Girls
Fatherless Daughters Empowerment Program
The Fatherless Daughters Empowerment Program is for girls who are fatherless daughters due to their fathers being absent, emotionally unavailable, divorce or death. The program teaches girls how to forgive their fathers, how to overcome obstacles, how to use effective communicate and conflict resolution, and how to understand and deal with rejection through a support group concept. The program also coordinates a fatherless daughter community forum that brings together a network of fathers who are willing to offer advice, guidance and wisdom to teen girls.
Project No More SHAME
Project No More SHAME is a public information campaign that educates and breaks the stigma and shame of HIV/AIDS and sexual assault. The program is designed to educate girls and women of color about their sexual health, HIV/AIDS and sexual assault awareness. The goal of the program 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.
Queens Who Serve – Community Initiatives
Queens Who Serve Program engages teen girls in service-learning projects hosted and led by teens. Young women will learn how to organize events that impact women and children in their communities.
I Am A Queen’s Annual Community Initiatives:
Back to School Drive –
The goal is to help 800+ children in Guilford County by providing them with free backpacks filled with school supplies.
Since 2009, I Am A Queen has helped 4,159 children in grades K-12 go back to school prepared
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.
Since 2011, I Am A Queen has provided 1,041 care packages to homeless men, women and children through various community partnerships with local shelters.
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.
Since 2009, I Am A Queen has fulfilled 360 children’s Christmas wish lists.