We meet bi-weekly, every other Saturday
from 10:30AM to 12:30PM (NEW HOURS, effective 5/1/11). Each session,
we explore a different topic (i.e. self-esteem, peer pressure, body image, bullying), pertinent to this age range. Girls are
engaged through the use of games, exercises, role-plays, activities, and workshops. To date, the girls in The Black Girls’
Corner™ have benefited tremendously from the various sessions and have formed a
comradery with other girls in their age group, from different local schools. In 2010, they attended 4 social events together.
It has been discovered that many of these young girls are shy; yet, their personalities have started to blossom since joining our
Our girls are currently called “Debutantes”.
Once these girls turn 16 years of age, they will be given the opportunity to return to TBGC™
as “Cadettes”, and will serve as Volunteer Mentors for the next group of girls comprising
membership in The Black Girls’ Corner™. We are training our Debutantes (DEBS - Determined,
Empowered, Beautiful, Successful™) to be Leaders! TBGC is a sisterhood,
a movement™… The Debutantes’ slogan is “Steppin’ out of the Corner into our destinies™”! They dream…
Our team consists of 25 ladies
who serve as Volunteer Mentors, Intern Mentors, and/or session (workshop) facilitators for The Black Girls’
Corner™. We currently have a mentor program in place where each
girl has been paired with one of these ladies. We also provide group mentoring. Mothers (or other caregivers) of the girls
are also invited to each session to engage in joint or separate discussions, pertaining to their daughters.
In December 2010, the Debutantes started
completing monthly community service projects as a group. Other exciting activities and events were planned for 2011.
We increased membership in The Black Girls’ Corner™ during 2011. Our
core group of 16 girls increased to 25, by September 2011. The desired core group number by December 2012, is 50
Current Session Location:
Sugaw Creek Recreation Center/
(Room 1 and/or Room 2)
943 W. Sugar Creek Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28213
|Hangin' out in the Peace and Serenity Garden Room
|This is how we do it. July 2010
|Even 4 yr. olds can DO vision boards at our TBGC family's "A New Year's Social".
|TBGC Mother of two Debutantes, TamaRa, introducing herself during "A New Year's Social".
|Debutantes listening to words of wisdom from Mothers, all Mentors, and Founder. January 2011
To produce future leaders of tomorrow, in communities everywhere.
To combat existing societal ills.
To serve as role models to other youth/young adults.
To make positive differences in our communities.
To introduce young ladies to society who are intelligent, cultured, well-spoken, strong, well-rounded, and successful.
To strengthen bonds within the family structure (i.e. mother/daughter).
- The Black Girls' Corner™ (TBGC)™ is striving to be a household name around
the world; known for its nonprofit work, community stewardship, quality leadership training, collaborative partnerships,
and humanitarian efforts.
In memory of Kyle D. Parnell, the young man whose senseless and violent death birthed an entire nonprofit vision,
in the Founder's spirit/soul, to assist minority youth/young adults around the world.***
In honor of The Black Girls' Corner™ Original Founding Members/Debutantes (1st 3 members and the inspiration
behind the organization's creation) - Kenya, Shayla, and Alon. See pictures of these TBGC Debutantes™
with their mothers below.
|TBGC Mother, TamaRa, and her two Debutantes, Kenya and Shayla (June 2010)
|TBGC Mother, Sharlata, and her Debutante, Alon (June 2010)
The 16 Fabulous
Villagers™" - Phase One
(Original Founding Member)
Shayla (Original Founding Member) (Debutante--->Cadette, 12'12)
Alon (Original Founding
Member) (Debutante--->Cadette, 12'12)
Additional Amazing Members/Debutantes
2™" - Phase Two
Jamice (Debutante--->Cadette, 4'13)
Deja Monet (Summer 2011 only)
Nyla (Summer 2011 only)
ages 7-9 (July
Jaia (Budding Debutante--->Debutante,