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Young Black Girls Matter: How one Organization is Building Confidence through Mentorship and Travel for mentees

Inspiring and empowering girls– that’s the mission of The Power of Girls… and today, we’re learning about the Girl Power Summit (in partnership with the Jr. NBA) that hopes to do just that!

Here’s more with Amber and Tameka Kee, The Power of Girls.


With Black History Month now here, and National Mentoring Month wrapping up, this mentoring organization is continuing to make critical impacts in the lives of young black girls, even throughout the COVID pandemic. The Power of Girls serves, inspires and empowers teenage girls by developing confidence, leadership skills and global awareness through its one-year curriculum and family-like structure. Throughout quarantine, Founder Tameka Kee has remained dedicated to serving young girls. In fact, COVID opened the doors for her to reach girls on a national level, like with their free upcoming Girl Power Summit in partnership with the Jr. NBA!

“Her Time to Shine” is a free four-day virtual summit, presented by The Power of Girls and Jr. NBA, designed to provide girls with tools and resources to become more self-aware, confident and well-rounded leaders. Speakers include nationally recognized author of Strong is the New Pretty, Kate T. Parker, black woman astronaut, Dr. Sian Proctor, black woman pilot, Kimberly Murray, WNBA players, NBA media personalities and more.