In January 2010, a pilot mentoring program was developed called Girl Talk Memphis, held at Northside High School, which offered teenage girls an open dialogue outlet to discuss challenges they were facing with academic and social development. Girl Talk Memphis enjoyed enriching the lives of these young women through open discussion, mentoring and serving the local community. After a year of its existence the program was able to successfully touch and positively change the lives of over 40 teenage girls, but it did not stop there. As the program grew in success, additional schools sought participation in the program and two of the volunteers discussed expansion and redevelopment. The result was the creation of Brown Girl Dreams, which is a more structured and curriculum‐based program that will yield measurable results of success for the personal growth and development of these young women.
Brown Girl Dreams is a program for young women that promotes self-empowerment, shifts their outlook on life, expands their mental capacity for success and reinforces the idea that it is acceptable to DREAM BIG. The program consists of monthly sessions aimed to mentor and empower the young ladies on a variety of topics such as leadership, health, relationships, and communication.
As our girls DREAM BIG, we want to support them every step of the way. Get involved with Brown Girl Dreams by becoming a Reality Consultant, Dream Girl, or Dream Builder. You may also donate money, supplies or prom dresses. All donations are tax deductable.