Since 2016, GirlPower1440 non-profit has focused on instilling the values of self-esteem into young black females ages 7 – 17 in Jacksonville, Florida. The core principles of the organization are based on self-esteem through a variety of enriching experiences and education of the greatness that is within them. Using the number 1440 as a theme, the number represents how many minutes there are in a day. The girls are taught to use their 1,440 daily minute’s wisely and utilize their power by the way they utilize their daily time.
This past weekend, GirlPower1440 held a workshop covering the topic of self-love. Participants enjoyed a black history program and an empowering evening learning about self-love. Participants listened to motivational speakers and teamed up to create arts and crafts with the theme “I Love Me” and “I love Africa” earrings.
Girls who join the GirlPower1440 team receive a T-shirt, book bag and Girl Power journal. Throughout the year, girls attend field trips, volunteer and summer retreat sleepovers. Earlier this year, the girls worked on their vision boards, goal setting and natural hair care options.
GirlPower1440 meets every first Saturday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Jacksonville’s Westside.