Celebrating Girls of Color-Loving the Skin I’m In

Recognizing the challenges faced, this program is dedicated to empowering and inspiring girls of color.  The girls who participate in "Loving the Skin I'm In" are enlightened by presenters on various topics related to health, beauty, and wellness (both mental and physical).  They engage in activities to introduce creative ways in which they can receive and respond to the world around them. 

This annual program is hosted on the second Saturday in October.

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Holiday Angel Tree
  

In recognition of the initial purpose of SMILE Project, the Holiday Angel Tree is hosted for children who have lost their parent(s).  Because of the generosity of individuals and businesses in the community, each child receives gifts from their wish list as well as other goodies.  This program offers an opportunity for the children and their families to celebrate the holiday season while normalizing their grief.

 

This annual program takes place on the third Saturday in December.

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Tea in Celebration of Girls and the Women they Love

This program is a celebration of the relationships shared between women and girls.  While donning fancy hats, sipping tea, and enjoying refreshments, attendees engage in an experience that affirming, uplifting, and most of all, celebrates relationships and connection!  

This annual program takes place on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend.

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Tiaras and Ties-An Evening with Your Favorite Guy

During this event, girls spend an evening with the special guy in their lives and experience music, dancing, food, crafts, games, and more!  Girls are invited to attend with their fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and friends to celebrate relationship and connection. 

 

This annual event is hosted on the Saturday on Father’s Day weekend.

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Goal (Re)Defining Workshop  

This workshop for adults and teens includes expert panelists to address ways to set, and achieve, goals in the areas of health, finance, real estate, and mental wellness. Program attendees sculpt their lifestyle to reflect personal success in the upcoming year.   

This annual program takes place on the fourth Saturday in January.

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