Greensboro, NC -- If you've ever read or watched "A Little Princess," you've most likely heard the idea that every girl is a princess.
A North Carolina nonprofit, The Queen's Foundation, is taking that further and telling young girls, at-risk and high achieving, in our community they can be queens.
It's not about fairy tales. It's about making a change, serving and giving back.
Executive Director and members of the Queen's Foundation of North Carolina joined News 2's Faith Abubey to discuss the program that's changing lives and their first conference to be held in Raleigh this week.
About The Queen's Foundation:
(source: Nadia Moffett)
The Queen's Foundation is a statewide nonprofit organization that teaches young women to be queens in life and servant leaders in their communities. It was founded by Miss North Carolina USA 2010 to develop young women of character for higher education and leadership in every aspect of their lives.
About the PowerHouse Project:
The PowerHouse Project is a year-round mentor internship program for high-achieving yet underprivileged high school students to expose them to professional experiences, higher education and leadership. The goal of the program is to prepare young women to achieve success in leaderships both professionally and in the community. Participants are paired with female professional mentors, provided internships, awarded scholarships, trained to lead and execute a year-round service project, and coached for higher education.
TQF reaches middle and high school young women across the state. TQF currently serves girls in six counties in North Carolina: Wake, Guilford, Forsyth, Lee, Nash, Edgecombe, and will be expanding to the Triangle and Charlotte-Mecklenberg area in 2014.
How to Get Involved:
Girls: Girls are nominated by public schools and partnering nonprofits that TQF serves. TQF notifies the schools that it selects and faculty and staff nominate students that qualify for the program. In the Triad, TQF serves High Point Central High School and Dudley High School and partners with Communities in Schools and the Boys & Girls Clubs. It has plans to add two additional Triad schools for the 2013 program year.
Volunteers & Mentors:
TQF is currently selecting mentors and program volunteers for 2013.
Contact TQF by going to their website: www.thequeensfoundation.org and submit your contact information for TQF to follow up.
You may also call 1.866.563.8848 x101 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donors: You may make a donation or sponsor a girl by going to www.thequeensfoundation.org
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