The F.L.Y. (Forever Loving Yourself) Girl program uses a positive youth development framework that promotes a safe environment that aids in alleviating the effects of racism and discrimination to risk factors in black girls and other girls of color. Through impactful services that support ethnic identity, relationship building, community and school engagement, and self-advocacy, girls learn how to demonstrate higher-level thinking while pulling from their internal strength and powers to become high achievers in the schools and communities.
The F.L.Y. Girl program empowers middle and high school girls of color by using gender-specific, culturally relevant, strength-based programming designed to provide them with a sense of ethnic pride and "connectedness".
The F.I.N.D. Design
Our goal is to reiterate the notion that, when a girl of color has a safe space that doesn’t penalize her for who she is, a stronger sense of "self" and identity, support from positive peers and role models, and an environment of learning and expression, she’s empowered to be the “F.L.Y. Girl” she is; an advocate for herself, her school, her community, and for the girls that come behind her!