Black Girl Magic
Black Girl Magic is a safe and engaging space for 7th – 9th graders who identify and experience life as Black/African-American to connect with peers and find support through discussion and activities. This is a group for Black girls to discover and celebrate their culture and roots, and explore the ways in which their Blackness shapes life experiences. It’s a place where young women can have a safe space to talk about their resiliency and uplift themselves and each other through the bond of sisterhood.
The 6-week long summer version will include field trips and activities based on identity, self-discovery, activism, self-love, and, ultimately, celebrating our Blackness! Weekly group will resume for the school year in the fall.
- cultural values
- breaking down stereotypes
- celebrating our crown (hair care)
- partnerships with local, black-owned businesses
- field trips (currently postponed due to COVID)
- group bonding games and activities
Participants in 7th – 10th grades
Time & day
Summer group will meet at the YWRC for six weeks: Thursdays, 3:30 – 5 pm, June 17 – July 22. (This includes 1 – 2 field trips.)
Have questions? Contact Chelsea via email or phone at 515.244.4901.
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