Girls To Queens: A Journey For A LifetimeAug 13th, 2013 | By Jacob | Category: Community News
By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. Now that Boyz to Kings, an organization focused on mentoring young boys into responsible adulthood, has become known in the community of Madison, Girls to Queens is stepping up to empower Madison County’s future young ladies, ages 11-19. Hosted by PHAT, Healthy Start, Boyz to Kings, the Chamber of Commerce, Exclusive Hair Salon and Accessories parents, churches, politicians and several other community partners, Girls to Queens is not a group or organization, but a movement meant to inspire young girls to reach for empowerment and motivate mothers and women to stand with them. The movement will hold its first event at the Senior Citizen’s Council of Madison Center (also known as the Madison Senior Center) at 1161 SW Harvey Greene Drive, Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 4 – 9 p.m. With over 100 participants, this inaugural event, which includes several skits, is a way for young girls to learn about empowerment and what empowerment means to them, how to strengthen their self-image, their character and their integrity as they make that once-in-a-lifetime journey to adulthood and answer that all-important question, “Who am I?” Come and join the young ladies of tomorrow at their kickoff event and find out how you or your organization can help. For more information, contact Pam Robinson or Merv Mattair at the Madison Health Department at (850) 973-5000.