WELCOME TO THE PRINCESS WITHIN
“Education and Empowerment for Girls Across the Globe”
The Princess Within is unique, primarily because of our unyielding commitment and passion towards catering to the needs and matters of the hearts of today’s young girls. The Princess Within is dedicated to helping girls become all that they were created to be. The Princess Within takes great pride in cultivating the leadership skills of tomorrow’s leaders and bridging the gap between younger and older generations of girls and women. The Princess Within is a non-for profit organization section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
According to the Commonwealth Fund of Health for Adolescent Girls (2001), 1 in every 4 girls experience serious depression. Girls are involved in substantially more violent crimes today than they were a decade ago. Girls entering junior high feel less self-confident than they do in elementary school, and they become less assured with each successive year in school. Today more than ever, young girls face countless challenges from learning how to focus their attention amidst constant simulation to dealing with peer pressure and bullying at school, to learning to be comfortable in one’s growing and challenging body. Girls are experiencing teen pressures at a much younger age than generations have in the past.
The Princess Within is an incentive because it provides girls across the world with an opportunity to participate in a program that cultivates leadership skills and to develop responsible future leaders. The Princess Within Program is dedicated to motivating, empowering, educating and equipping girls with the practical knowledge, educational tools and life skills they need in order to excel academically and succeed in life. The program has a successful track record of having a transformative impact on participating communities, schools and organizations across the world.
The Princess Within Program adequately equips girls with the essential life skills that help them to develop into prominent and influential leaders in society. As a result of participation in the program, the girls understand the value of playing an intricate role in positively impacting and transforming the world.
Our program aims to play a critical role in decreasing the following statistics:
- 30% of adolescent girls have thoughts about suicide
- 90% of eating disorders are found in girls
- 58% of girls admit to dieting
- 1 million girls under the age of 18 get pregnant annually
- 1 out of 10 girls smoke daily
- 85% of girls experience sexual harassment in school
Black American teens, especially females, may be at high risk for attempting suicide even if they have never been diagnosed with a mental disorder, according to researchers funded in part by NIMH.
According to the Center for Disease Control, “about 40 teenage girls get pregnant for every 1,000 girls aged 15 to 19.”
“More than half of adolescents with a school-age pregnancy drop out between eighth grade and twelfth grade and only 60% of young mothers complete their high school education or receive a GED.”