Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric awards the May $1,000 Caring Community Giveaway to STAR Girlz Empowerment, Inc.
STAR Girlz Empowerment, Inc. is an innovative empowerment organization for girls ages 10 to 18. The organization’s focus is to mentor, empower and transform young ladies by letting them know they are valuable, relevant and STARZ. Their hands-on empowerment program addresses life’s challenges in the classroom, society and at home. At STAR Girlz Empowerment, Inc, they deliver essential lifesaving approaches to assist girls in identifying and making healthy life choices during their transitional stage of development.
“We are always thrilled to help an organization like STAR Girlz Empowerment, Inc. who are helping the children in our community become successful adults,” said John Ward, president of Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric.
STAR Girlz Empowerment’s unique programs and activities set their STARZ apart because the young ladies learn that they are the creator of their own future and are able to create their path through strategic group mentoring, empowerment courses, and transformational activities. Their vision is to equip the young ladies to identify and navigate through any objective and circumstance they face in life.
“As young ladies transition into adulthood, we understand that they can lose passion to dream big dreams, work hard and continue being outstanding when they are faced with tough challenges of life. We focus on preparing young ladies for society, future education endeavors and personal change,” said Shalonda Haggerty, Founding Director of STAR Girlz Empowerment, Inc. “We are grateful for the generous contribution provided to us from Applewood.”
The organization develops strong partnerships with parents, community agencies, and educational organizations for participant referrals into the program. Although they focus on underserved families and individuals, the program is designed for girls currently in 5th through 12th grade, those who may be experiencing circumstances that may jeopardize their ability to function in society, school, and/or at home in a healthy way and those who are ready to meet and make new friends.
With the help of Applewood’s $1,000 Caring Community Giveaway, STAR Girlz Empowerment, Inc. will be able to provide participants the opportunity to engage in activities that include an afterschool program, sisterhood retreat, college tours, and more.