Along with AT&T, The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation is honoring this year’s class of 100 teenage girls from the metro Atlanta area and surrounding areas for their annual Girls Who Rule the World Mentoring Weekend (GWRTW). The event was created by Marjorie Harvey, Co-Founder of The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation, to spark change and help in overcoming common pressures that young women are facing today. The annual GWRTW program will address social, emotional, educational and cultural needs to guide these at risk females through a weekend journey that will strengthen their mind, body and spirit.
The GWRTW event focuses on inspiring young women ages 13-18 to take charge of their futures by helping shape their vision of success. The program will also present a diverse cross-section of women who have made substantial transformations in their career fields. Speakers this year include AT&T executives, Madeline Nelson (CEO Heads Audio and Heads Music), Maria Moore ( Majic 107.5 Radio Personality), Angela Burt-Murray, Mahisha Dellinger ( CEO of Curls), Jasmine Crow and ( Black Celebrity Giving), and US Army Generals to name a few.
“Each year we strive to create a Mentoring Camp that is not only empowering, but filled with love and laughter,” said Brandi Harvey. “We want every girl to walk away knowing that nothing is impossible and the life they desire can be achieved through hard work, determination and perseverance. Girls Who Rule The World are fearless leaders who set out every day to become architects of change!”
The event is funded in part by AT&T’s $80,000 contribution to The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation as part of their signature education initiative, AT&T Aspire. Girls who attend the event will go on to participate in AT&T’s Aspire Mentoring Academy’s year-long curriculum to help them discover their personal passions and how they connect to a future career.
“It is an honor to be able to support these young women through the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation,” said Beth Shiroishi, State President, AT&T Georgia. “The work this foundation does to inspire young women to become leaders and give back, will have a lasting impact on our community and we are forever grateful.”
With Georgia experiencing high rates of high school dropouts, teen pregnancy and sexual exploitation among teenage girls, Marjorie Harvey will initiate a dialogue that gives teenage girls of metro Atlanta the tools to develop personal goals for their futures and embrace their unique self-worth. Georgia also ranks high in childhood obesity and the weekend’s inclusive curriculum gives priority to health, fitness and wellness goals to encourage healthy habits and excellence in every area of their lives.