Established in 2012, Worthy Girls, Worthy Lives has served over 50 young ladies in Baltimore city with one mission: "To strengthen self-worth, one girl at a time." We remain committed to working to improve the confidence, self-esteem, leadership, and social skills of girls ages 9-17. Through a variety of personal/leadership development workshops, role plays, and creative expression, our aim is for each girl to walk away from our program with a stronger sense of confidence, leadership, and purpose. Our program meets monthly on Saturdays at a local library.
About the Executive Director
Kirstyn Mayden birthed the vision for Worthy Girls Worthy Lives in June 2012. Kirstyn has 20 years of experience serving in various capacities with children and youth as a tutor, summer camp teacher, Supervisor, Children’s Director, and counselor.
As a graduate of Spelman College, and Master of Divinity graduate of Candler School of Theology at Emory University, her academic expertise provides great value in assisting the girls to find their authentic voices. She has a passion to see girls succeed in life and this program aligns with her educational, ministerial, and professional experience that has contributed to her lifelong calling.
From spending extended time with girls specifically, she knows that many are longing for a chance to thrive, but not given the space and freedom to achieve.
Participation in WGWL serves as that opportunity.
We offer a variety of workshops and opportunities for our participants to develop their self-worth, social skills, and leadership.
Vision board worskhops, goal setting, friendship/conflict resolution strategies, college/career readiness, and entrepreneurship skills are a few topics that are covered.
Community service is an essential component of a girl's overall development. During each cohort, our young ladies participate in a service project in the local community.
Some past projects have included assembling care packages for the homeless, writing encouraging letters for children, and food drives.
Creative expression helps to develop and strengthen a young girl's overall confidence and uniqueness.
Throughout the course of the program, each participant explores what creative strengths she has and it is showcased in our closing program. Art, dance, writing, and spoken word are some of the creative elements that are explored.
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