Black history month brought some historic changes to the Brown Girls Mentoring program.
Brown Girls Mentoring is all about introducing our lovely young ladies to new experiences and opportunities. On February 16th, we launched the first of many creative art sessions with our brown girls, and it was a hit! We had several of our Brown Girl mentors sow seeds of creativity into our young ladies in the form of visual arts, dance, and poetry. We were ecstatic to see our beautiful brown girls inspired by our leadership team's creative arts activities and did not hesitate to jump in and participate. Our leaders encouraged our brown girls to create collages of images that inspired them. Armed with scissors, magazines, and ideas, there was plenty of buzz in the room with the girls learning what it means to be inspired and sharing their individual inspirations.Next, the brown girls got off their seats to move their feet with a choreographed dance led by Tifani Kendrick.
We were even blessed to have one of our brown girls recite the classic Still I Rise, poem by the legendary Maya Angelou. Needless to say, the creative arts workshop was a blast! With a fantastic leadership team to support the creative art lessons, we are looking forward to what they will come up with next.
We knew that this session would be fun and different than our regular Brown Girl Saturday sessions. However, we were still pleasantly surprised by the abundance of excitement and positive feedback from our leaders, our brown girls, and their parents. Creative arts are often the first subjects to be cut due to limited budgets within the school system. In spite of the numerous studies that have been conducted reflecting the tremendous benefits of the creative arts, our brown girls often do not have adequate resources to nurture their creative sides.
The creative arts is essential because it helps expand cognitive skills, critical thinking, and encourages the ability to better express themselves.In fact, many of our future jobs will require creative thinking skills to be successful in the professional world. The more we expose our brown girls to the creative arts, the better their future opportunities will be.
As we grow our Brown Girl Mentoring network, the creative arts session will be a regular staple in our mentoring curriculum.Our creative arts sessions will also prep our brown girls for our upcoming Annual Mother's Day Brunch scheduled for this coming May.
Our Brown Girls Mentoring sessions are held every 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturday of the month from 12pm-2pm. We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in being a mentor or would like to recommend a brown girl to our program.
Special thanks to our Brown Girl Volunteers Tifani Kendrick, Raven Elizabeth, Miss Katt, and Mr. Larmark Crosy (our new Creative Arts team member)for volunteering their time for our creative arts workshop. You guys are such a treasure, and we are very blessed to have you within our program, and in the lives of our brown girls. Stay tuned for more information about our Annual Mother's Day Brunch.
Miss Champagne B
Single gal Advocate Miss Champagne B is a writer and blogger for The Single Gal Guide and focuses on positivity and growth. Learning to navigate the mean streets of being single, Miss Champagne B has learned how to be okay with it and most importantly learn to live her life and "do what feels right."Born and raised in Columbus,Ohio she earned her MBA from Tiffin University in Business Management with a focus on Human Resources. She is the author of "20 Ways to Kickstart Your Path to Improvement" currently available on Amazon.com. She has made an appearance in the movie "The Detroit Boys" and moonlights as a script writer. She enjoys meeting new people and volunteering with young women and currently lives in Columbus, Oh with her pitbull, Kiba.