Black Girl Magic

Black Girl Magic is a safe and engaging space for 7th – 10th 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 group’s theme for spring is Art and Activism. We’ll explore identity and activism, particularly in regards to racial justice, through guest speakers, art activities, and a community-related group project.

Black Girl Magic Flier

Topics covered

  • cultural values
  • identity
  • self-care
  • self-esteem
  • leadership
  • resiliency


  • breaking down stereotypes
  • celebrating our crown (hair care)
  • partnerships with local, black-owned businesses
  • discussions
  • field trips (currently postponed due to COVID)
  • group bonding games and activities

Age group

Participants in 7th – 10th grades

Time & day

Every other Thursday, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. online. (Link is provided once registration is complete.)

Have questions? Contact Chelsea via email or phone at 515.244.4901.



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