Empowered Flower Girl will be out an about in the community connecting with youth and youth advocates to encourage acts of kindness and support for and among young people.
Check out the following national observances and events being hosted by our friends and partner organizations:
October is Bullying Prevention Month
Oct. 11 (Worldwide) – International Day of the Girl 2019
Oct. 12 (Detroit) – Bell Global Justice Celebrates International Day of the Girl
Oct. 12 (Detroit) – My Girl Story Screening and Community Conversation
Oct. 26 (Detroit) – Me, Myself & I Teens Beautiful Me University
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January is National Mentoring Month and the need for positive role models for youth throughout the Detroit area and beyond is great. According to Mentor, the national mentoring partnership, 1 out of 3 children will grow up without a mentor.
Empowered Flower Girl, a social enterprise on a mission to transform the way young people relate to one another, is encouraging anyone with a desire to affect positive change to consider mentoring.
Since 2011, the company has observed National Mentoring Month (NMM) by supporting mentoring organizations and encouraging women, men, entrepreneurs, professionals, stay-at-home parents and everyday people to consider becoming a mentor.
“Sometimes people underestimate themselves and think that they’re not successful enough or cool enough to have an impact,” said Empowered Flower Girl Founder and long-time mentor Rasheda Kamaria. “But all it takes is a big heart and a little time to make a difference in a young person’s life.”
On Feb. 10, Empowered Flower Girl, in partnership with the Emerging Leaders group at the Skyline Club, will host “Be Inspired to Mentor” – a networking event for current and aspiring mentors or anyone interested in making a difference for youth. The event will be held 6-7:30 p.m. at the Skyline Club, 2000 Town Center in Southfield, Michigan.
Representatives from several organizations, including Detroit-based Alternatives for Girls and Mentoring Youth Network will share information about their programs and need for volunteers.
Admission is $15 per guest (21 and older) and includes a brief program, appetizers, drink ticket and giveaways. RSVP is required. Call 248-350-9898 to RSVP. Visit www.empoweredflowergirl.com for more information.
Join Empowered Flower Girl in attending and celebrating these events and observances:
Bullying Prevention Month
Observed the entire month of October
DETAILS: Founded in 2006 by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, the campaign is observed during the month of October and unites communities nationwide to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention.
Community Conversation on Bullying
Oct. 26, 2018 [Waterford, Michigan]
DETAILS: Defeat the Label will host its 3rd annual Community Conversation on Bullying. The event brings together members of the community including representatives from the fields of education, medical, legal and mental health with the goal of supplying the information and tools necessary to engage educators, parents and students to be proactive in their anti-bullying efforts within their own communities. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased on Eventbrite. Empowered Flower Girl’s Rasheda Kamaria will be among the workshop presenters facilitating “Mentoring Girls & Inspiring Sisterhood: In the Age of Bad Girls, Housewives and Frenemies.”
Beautiful Me University
Nov. 10, 2018 [Detroit, Michigan]
DETAILS: Me, Myself & I Teens will host hands-on workshops, discussions and an afternoon of empowerment for girls 12-19. Attendees will receive a workbook and certificate of completion (Beautiful Degree of Me). Empowered Flower Girl will facilitate the Social Secrets: What Teens Should Know workshop. Register for FREE at mmiteens.com/bmu2018.