Black Girl Magic
Black Girl Magic After School Group provides a space for Black girls/young women to find support, connect with peers, and explore who they are! Those who identify as Black and/or African American, and are entering 8th – 12th grades in fall 2022, are invited to join group.
Black Girl Magic group will include a variety of activities, discussions, and field trips. Topics can include identity, self-esteem, self-care, body image, mental health, activism, and more. We will meet weekly to build community, and ultimately, celebrate our Blackness!
- cultural values
- breaking down stereotypes
- celebrating our crown (hair care)
- partnerships with local, black-owned businesses
- field trips
- group bonding games and activities
Participants in 8th – 10th graders
Time & day
Fall group will meet on Thursdays, beginning September 9th, from 4 – 5:30 p.m. at the YWRC.
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