By Team Blam
We’d like to give a special shout out to Marjorie Harvey who on October 28th – 30th in Atlanta, Ga., will be conducting her second annual Girls Who Rule The World Mentoring Weekend. The Harvey Foundation will host 100 “diverse” teenage girls from the Atlanta Metro Area and help them navigate the pressures of teen issues such as pregnancy and prostitution. You’re probably thinking as we were…”What..teen prostitution?” According to some statistics Georgia ranks third in the nation for teenage prostitution. Wow!!!
In consideration of the grim statistics Marjorie spoke on the importance of getting involved. She said, “To me it’s just a moral responsibility that we have, we’ve got to start doing something, each and every person that can,” she added. “I’m doing what I can, but that means you and any and everybody else that will get involved, we’ve got to get involved in these girls lives to get them to understand regardless of what mistakes that you’ve made, we’re here and we can move forward and turn things around.”
Yall know that we here at BLAM are all about turning things around for our relationships, families, and community. We are proud of the young women who have shown the courage to take this positive step toward their growth and development. And guess what…if you know of anyone that may be interested in being one of the 100 teenage girls that participate in this program IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO APPLY. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 12, 2011.
- Eligible participants must be girls 13-18 years old
- Currently enrolled in an accredited school at time of submission
- Live in metro Atlanta, GA and/or surrounding areas
- Complete application & Submit 300 word essay
- Commit to minimal two year mentoring program
- Commit to attending full mentoring weekend
- Attend mid-year retreat & commit to mentoring process
Once again…kudos to Marjorie Harvey to investing time and energy toward the development of teenage girls. If you or someone you know may be interested in applying for the Girls Who Rule The World Mentoring Weekend CLICK HERE for more details.