Monday Motivation: Virtue – Girl With A Purpose

virtuelogoVirtue- Girl With A Purpose is changing Princesses into Queens. This non-profit organization has its focus on youth mentoring as it is their mission to encourage young ladies to become leaders of their community by targeting refinement, self-respect, and unity.

The organization makes it their business to help young women within the Metro Detroit area to make decisions to become great community and business leaders.

“We encourage our girls that anything is achievable despite what the media says as long as they are dedicated to fulfilling the goal,” says Lauren Gillon, Founder of Virtue- Girl with a Purpose.

laurenLauren Gillon, senior at Ferris State University, created this organization with the hopes of changing the lives of many young women. The Detroit native is currently studying to become a Medical Director with hopes of changing and creating health care policies. With Lauren’s burning passion for making a difference, the organization values success, etiquette, leadership, and sisterhood.

The organization is known for facilitating events such as community health workshops, conferences, sisterly group outings, soup kitchen and food bank outings, and their well-attended Virtue Summer Camp.

The group’s mentors consist of hand-selected women from some of the top universities and colleges throughout Michigan. All mentee’s are young women ranging between the ages of 10 and 14 years-old.

Within the next five, the organization plans to expand their efforts throughout other cities within Michigan promising to guide, mentor, and further society’s newest young Queen’s.

To become a mentor, all interested applicants will just need to submit an application and undergo an interview. For all interested mentee’s, all applicants must range between the ages of 10 and 14 years-old, be Metro Detroit Residents, and submit an application.

For more information about Virtue-Girls With A Purpose, click here to visit their website.

As always… Be Honest. Be Humble. Be YOU!

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Love Grows Here

A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.

Love Grows Here is a non-profit organization providing support to low income and at-risk pregnant women and their infants by supplying them with essential goods. This week I was able to talk to Kenneth Snapp who is the project manager of the organization.

Love Grows Here is a newly developed organization that has already made a an impact in the lives of many women. Their goal is to have provided support for at least 100 women by the end of this year.

To raise additional funds, the organization is hosting The Detroit Fight Night. The event will take place this Saturday, August 23rd at Bert’s Warehouse. This charity boxing event will benefit organization.

Many big name guest are expected to attend such as Mike Duggan, Councilman Spivey, Tommy Hearns, and many more. A VIP reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. for sponsors, special guests, and patrons. The match will begin at 8:00 p.m.