I AM QUEEN Program was created in 2014 when the Youth Coordinator of the Boys and Girls club asked Ms. Ebony J to come talk to her girls who would be graduating soon. She had concerns about the girls being successful in high school because they had behavioral challenges. Ms. Ebony J devoted a hour for 6 weeks to the girls addressing self-esteem, respect, and healthy communication. The girls found the program to be helpful and loved the "real talk approach." Since then, the I AM QUEEN program has been at churches and schools in the Midwest including, Rothenberg Elementary, Bethel Baptist and Hughes Center High school.
I AM QUEEN program was designed for youth and young adults who are disenfranchised and have jeopardized self-esteem- who are fighting the pressures of their peers. This empowerment organization teaches young girls how to recognize and control their anger, the importance of honest communication and how to be the best they can without compromising their belief system.
To inspire youth to reach their dreams no matter their circumstances. They have the P.O.W.E.R. (Privilege to Overcome Whatever has Enabled their Reality) to conquer adversity, social and economic downfalls and break generational curses.
BREAKDOWN OF THE 3-PART PROGRAM
PART I: PRINCESS PRIORITIES
Is the introductory program designed for young ladies in jr high school. This program focuses on self esteem, making friends, developing healthy relationships and more. These girls will walk away with values that they can use to navigate their way through new environments.
PART II: QUEENS IN TRAINING
The second installment of the program focuses more on leadership, etiquette (social media and personal) and planning for the future. This program is designed for girls in 9th-10th grades. Developing leadership qualities builds confidence and gives these young ladies an advantage as they enter into their next phase of life.
PART III: QUEEN 101
The final stage of our program is geared toward junior and senior girls. The focus is on appearance, confidence, education, service and networking. The goal is to prepare them for the transition from girl to woman.