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A LEGACY Left Behind - Lifting Empowering Guiding Awarding & Cultivating our Youth
Lifting, Empowering, Guiding, Awarding, and Cultivating our Youth...

■ The Express Way...

● This is a grief support program directed by licensed creative arts therapists to teach our participants how to cope with loss and enhance personal growth. The sessions enable our young ladies to express their emotions through four components (art, dance, music, and journaling) of creative arts therapy.

■ A Girl's Essentials...

● A concept that nurtures dreams, addresses personal choices and challenges, reinforces the basics, exposes our participants to new experiences, teaches life lessons, and plays a vital role in preparing our girls for the future by using a five-part model.
 

■ Food For Your Soul...

● Positive Affirmations
● Young Women Empowerment
 

■ The Body Basics...

● Health Awareness
● Personal Hygiene
● Teen Health Resources
 

■ Beyond The Classroom...

● Academic Enrichment
● College Preparation
● Career Coaching
● Global Awareness
● Goal Setting
● Social Issues
 

■ The Make-Up Kit...

● Etiquette
● External Influences
● Good Financial Habits
● Self-Awareness
● Your Legacy
 

■ At Your Service...

● Community Service Involvement
● Leadership Development Skills

■ Paint The Town Blue ...

● Our Children’s Grief Awareness Day campaign to wear blue in honor of young people impacted by the death of a loved one. Usually observed on the third Thursday in November, the nationwide initiative was started in 2008 to raise awareness about the needs of grieving children and the benefits of them having a "strong and consistent" support system. To learn more about Children's Grief Awareness Day, visit www.childrensgriefawarenessday.org.

■ Glamorous Graduate ...

A high school graduation is a milestone in a young women's life; especially, a student who has endured but persevered through a challenging childhood. Our organization could not think of a better way to applaud and award deserving young ladies in foster care, from low-income families, or children of incarcerated parents than giving them a graduation make-over. 

■ Hygiene Kit Drive ...

● In 2012, our organization decided to host a holiday drive to support young ladies in our community who are either placed in the foster care system, or living in local teen shelters or group homes. As we brainstormed what would be the perfect Christmas present, our founder's grandmother suggested that we should donate feminine products to the young ladies. Since Gran's idea was a great idea, we decided to make the hygiene kit drive an annual holiday tradition in memory of her.

■ The Liberian Girl Project ...

● An initiative to open a rehabilitation center to provide therapeutic services for children and teens in Liberia impacted by the death of a loved one or emotional trauma. This is also an effort to donate books, hygiene kits, school supplies, pillows, and blankets to orphanages and disadvantage girls in Liberia through community service projects or local and international partnerships.