Get Ready Birmingham, AL Girls for “Junior Girls Literacy Explosion”!
Who ever thought literacy could be so much fun! Our Junior Girls Literacy Explosion! is a fun and exciting program that focuses on vocabulary, reading, writing, and speaking skills enrichment for girls, ages 6-12 years old. The program’s goal is to ignite a fire and passion in girls to want to read and learn more about literacy. Through out the program, girls learn there is more to literacy than reading. We have designed and feature nineteen (19) fun-infused literacy activities. Since it’s inception in 2012, over 600 girls have been enriched through this program. Our organization is honored to feature Special Guest Author Kate Boehm Jerome and her “Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know” book series. Birmingham girls are going to be thrilled this year as they participate in one of our signature programs, “Birmingham Treasure Hunt”, which entails them reading about Birmingham’s historic places, visiting these places in search of treasures, and winning cool prizes such as Enrichment Trips, Digital Cameras, Reading Beach Parties, Reading Tea Parties, Backpacks, Books, Shopping Sprees and more. Girls are going to have to put on their thinking caps as they participate in our intriguing program activity, “Will the Real Mayor Please Stand Up Contest”! Prior to the contest, girls will read and research biography information about Birmingham’s Honorable Mayor William A. Bell. At the event, impostors will try to convince girls that they are the Mayor, and girls will have to figure out who is the real Mayor Bell. It’s going to be a fun literacy adventure for Birmingham and surrounding area girls in 2015! Additional features of this fun and enriching literacy program entail the following: State-wide Read-a-thons, After-School Literacy Classes, TV & Radio Commercial Projects, Savannah Day Trips, Book Designing & Community Book Signings, Public Speaking, Spelling Bees, Recipe Creations & Cook-offs, Charleston Treasure Hunts, Internet TV Show Production Project, Power-Point Literacy Projects, Literacy Nature Harbor Cruise, Junior Girls Literacy Fun Festival and more. This is a FREE program for girls, ages 6-12 years old.
2015 AWESOME COMMUNITY PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS: 2nd & Charles Bookstore, Alabama Insurance Exchange, Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, Alabama Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, America’s First Federal Credit Union, AT&T Pioneers Birmingham Metro Council, Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Barnes & Noble, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham Public Library, Byrd’s Automotive, Camelot Limousine & Charter Company, Cheesecake Factory, Chick-fil-A Hoover, Edgar’s Bakery & Cafe, Fairfield City Schools, Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, Hands on Birmingham, Hardee’s Homewood, Hoover City Schools, Jefferson County School District, Junior League of Birmingham, McWane Science Center, Riverchase Collision Repair, Sam’s Club, Starbucks, Subway, Target, The Literacy Council of Central Alabama, University of Alabama Birmingham, Walmart, and Western Market.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THIS PROGRAM. PLEASE SIGN-UP YOUR GIRL AT THE FOLLOWING SIGN-UP GENIUS LINK www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0544A5A628A13-birmingham
“Junior Girls Career Shadowing Program” Launches in Charlotte, NC 2015!
This is the year of growth and expansion and we are more than excited about launching our organization in Charlotte, NC! We are sponsoring one of our signature programs, “Junior Girls Career Shadowing Program”, for girls in the Charlotte and surrounding areas. At our Launch Event, girls will be enriched through Career Women Presentations, Career Booth Displays, “Dress for Success” Fashion Showcases, Career Relay Activities, a Career Women & Girls Mentoring Luncheon and more! What a wonderful opportunity that girls will be afforded when they shadow professional women in their career settings. During shadowing experiences, girls will learn how to serve their community as “Junior Judge for the Day”, “Junior Chef for the Day”, “Junior Teacher for the Day”, “Junior Fashion Designer for the Day” and more. Girls will gain invaluable knowledge and skills by shadowing women in the following professions in this program: Actress, Airline Pilot, Architect, Attorney, Author, Banker, Business Owner, Chef, Computer Technician, Cosmetologist, Dancer, Dentist, Engineer, Executive Assistant, Fashion Designer, Judge, Make-up & Skincare Artist, Radio DJ, Store Manager, TV Talk Show Host, and Veterinarian. We can’t wait to see the excitement on the faces of the girls when they are treated to free hairstyles, free nail services, free clothing, and free career-themed gift bags as preparation for their shadow experiences! This is a FREE program for girls, ages 10-12 years old.
2015 AWESOME COMMUNITY PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS: Aveda Institute, Best Buy, Charlotte Department of Transportation, Charlotte Int’l Fashion Week, Charlotte Mecklenburg School District, Cheesecake Factory, Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen, City of Charlotte, Clark Nexsen Architectural Firm, D’Elliott’s Hair Studio, Essence Lewis Make-up Artist, Free Radio Charlotte, Laxer Long & Savage Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontist, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, Long Animal Hospital, Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant, North Carolina Court System Judges, Paul Mitchell the School Charlotte, Regency Beauty Institute, Regina’s College of Beauty, Starbucks, University of North Carolina Charlotte, and WBTV CBS TV Station.
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL BE FEATURING THIS PROGRAM IN CHARLOTTE, NC IN 2015. ON-LINE REGISTRATION FOR CHARLOTTE GIRLS WILL OPEN IN MARCH. PLEASE CHECK BACK PERIODICALLY FOR MORE DETAILS.
“Junior Girls Olympics Food Festival” Will Be A Blast for Girls in Charleston, SC in 2015!
Junior Girls Day Out Community Project was honored to be the first ever in South Carolina to design and launch a Junior Girls Olympics Sports Food & Nutrition Program featuring sports and food nutrition events that promote healthy living lifestyles for girls, ages 6-12 years old. As girls were introduced to a variety of sports and healthy foods, they were inspired and empowered to take their fitness and healthy eating skills to another level. In it’s first summer in 2013, over 350 aspiring young girls from 77 elementary schools, middle schools, and home schools participated in 40 sports and healthy food events. They were encouraged and enriched by United States Olympics Athletes, Sports Superstars, Celebrity Chefs, Local Sports Professionals, and others. There is excitement in the air about our NEW “Junior Girls Olympics Food Festival” which we are launching this year! What a time the girls are going to have! Girls around the state of South Carolina will be mentored by Executive Chefs and travel to Charleston to compete in a Celebrity Cook-off. They will also work in teams to design and build a 100-foot Submarine Sandwich! Yummy! Get ready Charleston because the girls are going for the Guinness Book of World Record this year!! At the Festival, girls will be selected for our first ever Junior Girls Olympics Culinary Team and be afforded the wonderful opportunity to serve up tasty and delectable dishes as they travel across the southeast, participate in cooking exhibitions and showcase their nutritional good eats. Additional food and nutrition activities girls will be enriched through include blind-fold food tasting, label reading, veggie & fruit fun events, and more. Junior Girls are fired up about traveling to Georgia State University to perform during a half-time football game in the Georgia Dome. This summer, we are also partnering with First Tee of Greater Charleston to launch our golf clinics and training to prepare girls for their golf tournaments over in France. As you can see, Junior Girls Olympics Sports Food & Nutrition Program 2015 promises to be fun, fun, and more fun for the girls! Here is a cool media story about the program: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20130827/PC1211/130829496. This is a FREE program for girls, ages 6-12 years old.
2014 AWESOME COMMUNITY PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS: Amy Beischel (MUSC Dietetic Intern), Bi-Lo, Blackbeard’s Cove, Bombay Bazar & Indian Restaurant, Charleston Battery Professional Soccer Team, Charleston Trident Dietetic Association, Chef Bryan Breland, Chef Donna Gustafson, Chef Mark Hammel, Coastal Cupboard, College of Charleston, C3 Cheer & Dance, DAE Foundation, Danny Jones Recreation Complex, Eat Smart Move More Charleston Tri-County, Harris Teeter, H & L Asian Supermarket, Sam’s Club, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Totally Fit, Trader Joe’s, US Foods, Vegetable Bin, Walmart, Waterproof Swimming Program, Whole Foods, and Wild Dunes Resort.
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL BE FEATURING THIS PROGRAM IN CHARLESTON, SC AND ATLANTA, GA, SUMMER 2015. ON-LINE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN APRIL. PLEASE CHECK BACK PERIODICALLY FOR MORE PROGRAM DETAILS.
“Lights!” “Cameras!” “Action!” Talent Search & Showcase Launch 2015
The spotlight will be on girls to shine brilliantly as we launch our very first Junior Girls Talent Search & Showcase in Charleston this year. Professional instructors will conduct summer team workshops in singing, dancing, acting, and instrumentals. Once girls have perfected their talent skills, each team of girls will take to the stage and showcase what they learned during the workshops. We will feature about three or more free workshops per talent category. Prior to signing-up for the program, we are requiring that Parents and girls please make a commitment to participate in all workshops for their talent category and participate in the finale performance. An online voting contest will be conducted allowing family, friends, and the community to vote and select the group of girls who will participate in our very first “Junior Girls Hollywood, CA Celebrity Contest”! This exciting contest will afford a group of girls the AWESOME opportunity to travel to Hollywood, California in 2016, dine with celebrities, visit Hollywood Movie Studios, participate in Spa Day events and more! WOW!! Who wants to go to Hollywood!!! This is a FREE program for girls, ages 6-12 years old.
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL BE FEATURING THIS PROGRAM IN CHARLESTON, SC, SUMMER 2015. ON-LINE REGISTRATION FOR CHARLESTON GIRLS WILL OPEN IN APRIL. PLEASE CHECK BACK PERIODICALLY FOR MORE DETAILS.
“Junior Girls Beauty Queen Charm School” Launches in Atlanta, GA 2015! (Self-Esteem Personal Development Program)
New York! New York! Here we come! Girls will be afforded the awesome opportunity to model and showcase the most exquisite fashion designs in our very first “Junior Girls New York Fashion Show” as a feature of this program! The goal of this program is to offer a series of inspiring and enriching activities that will help build the confidence and self-esteem of girls, ages 4-12 years old. More than 670 girls have participated in this program since we designed and showcased it in 2011. This year, we are so honored to feature Beauty Queens from around the State of Georgia who will partner with girls in their stroll down success lane at North Point Mall in Alpharetta, Georgia. Girls will be enriched through the following programs: Positive Self-Esteem Building, Character Development, Social Skills & Dining Skills Etiquette, Anti-Bullying Girl Power School Events, Charm Classes, Personal Hygiene Classes, Healthy Living Lifestyle Sessions (Food, Nutrition & Fitness), Beauty Queens & Girls Fashion Shows, Beauty Queens & Girls Mentoring Luncheons, Celebrity & Girls Tea Parties, Skincare & Hair Care Sessions and more! Selected girls will attend their very first Miss Georgia USA Beauty Pageant. As a new component to our program, community women will partner with girls in designing and executing Junior Girls Community Service Projects. Giving back to their communities is a wonderful way to help build the self-esteem and confidence of young girls. Our organization will host our first star-studded red carpet affair…..“Junior Girls Choice Awards 2016″. Girls will nominate, vote, and honor women and girls who have made outstanding contributions to their communities, workplaces, homes, and schools. This is a FREE program for girls, ages 4-12 years old.
2014 AWESOME COMMUNITY PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS: Acuity Orthodontics, Amoure Bridal, Beauty Queen Erin Strauss (Miss Global Elegance Ambassador), Beauty Queen Sydney Duke (2014 Young Miss Enchanted Beauties of America), Belk, Belva’s Flower Shop, Robin Cade (BeautiControl Make-up Artist & Skincare Consultant), “Capturing Moments Making Memories” Photography & DJ Services, Debi Chard (WCSC Live 5 News Anchor), Coastal Kids Dental & Braces, College of Charleston, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dillards, Fashion Designer Regina Ileta (2014 “Young Innovator Award Winner” & Regina Ileta, LLC), Fashion Designer Noelle Stanley (2014 Charleston Fashion Week “Top 20 Emerging Designer” & “People’s Choice Award Winner”), Finish Line Shoes, Hairstyles by Crystal Gillins, Jafra Cosmetics International, J C Penney, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Molly Manners, Party Plan-It, Rainbow Apparel, Sears, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Target, Treasures, and Whole Foods.
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL BE FEATURING THIS PROGRAM IN ATLANTA, GA IN 2015. ON-LINE REGISTRATION FOR ATLANTA GIRLS WILL OPEN IN MARCH. PLEASE CHECK BACK PERIODICALLY FOR MORE PROGRAM DETAILS.
We are Heading to Jacksonville, FL for “Geek Squad Academy” in 2015!
Junior Girls Day Out Community Project is the first ever in Alabama and South Carolina selected by Best Buy to host a “Geek Squad Summer Academy”, a national program endorsed by First Lady Michelle Obama and the White House! We are excited to announce that we are launching our organization in Jacksonville, FL this year and will feature Best Buy’s “Geek Squad Academy”! Some of the top Best Buy Geek Squad technicians from around the country will partner with Jacksonville local technicians to teach girls, ages 10-17, at a two-day camp this summer. Girls will be intrigued and inspired to pursue technology as they learn and participate in the following hands-on activities: Robotics Programming, Computer Building From the Ground Up, Digital Music Design, Digital Film Production, 3D Printing and CAD Design, Digital Citizenship, Social Media Etiquette, Video-Photography, Creative Thinking, Team Building and more. As an added feature to the program, last year was explosive as we sponsored our first ever “STEM EXPO” which featured GOOGLE and others teaching girls awesome tech skills! Girls are going to be thrilled and challenged this year as they participate in our first ever Junior Girls GEMS Tech Competition and showcase their cool computer, video and music designs! The “Geek Squad Academy” is a very popular and enriching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program for girls! The 2-day 6-hours per day camp is FREE, there is a $25 Non-Refundable Register Fee to reserve your girl’s spot. Registration Fees are transferable to other girls. At the end of the camp, Parents are invited to the Awards Ceremony where girls will be recognized, honored, and receive Achievement Awards for their participation. Girls will also receive t-shirts, backpacks, flash drives, lunch, snacks and cool prizes. Prior to the camp, there will be a Geek Squad Academy Informational Meeting and we request that Parents and girls please attend the meeting. Other features of our organization’s STEM Program entail the following: Junior Girls GEMS Mini Camps, Cool Computer Camps, Mathematics Economics & Money Events, Women Engineers & Girls Mentoring Luncheons, Women Scientists & Girls Experiment Projects, Lego Building Competitions and more.
2011-2014 AWESOME COMMUNITY PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS: Berkeley County School District, Best Buy, Charleston County School District, Chick-fil-A, College of Charleston, Colleton County School District, Crescom Bank, DI Tech Savvy Kids, Dorchester County School District, First Citizens Bank, GOOGLE, Hardee’s, IT-oLogy, ITT Technology Institute, James Island Community Education, Jason’s Deli, McDonald’s, SCANA/SCE&G, Seacoast Church, Starbucks, University of Alabama Birmingham.
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL BE FEATURING THIS PROGRAM IN JACKSONVILLE, FL AND CHARLESTON, SC, SUMMER 2015. ON-LINE REGISTRATION FOR BOTH CITIES WILL OPEN IN APRIL. PLEASE CHECK BACK PERIODICALLY FOR MORE DETAILS.
Enrichment Trips 2015
Enrichment Trips 2015 are going to be explosive! We can’t wait to hit the road to New York, Florida, Washington, DC, Hershey, PA and Disney Cruise! Girls will participate in educational enrichment sessions as preparation for these trips. The experiences the girls will be afforded are going to be priceless! When we visit Washington, DC, we aspire to tour the White House which would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many of the girls! Girls will visit Congressional Offices, United States Capitol, Bureau of Engraving & Printing, Smithsonian Institute, Washington Monument and be treated to a Royal Luncheon! Girls are going to have an awesome time in New York! They will visit the Rockefeller Center, Museum of Modern Art, Radio City Music Hall, Times Square, M&M World, FAO Schwarz Toy Store and enjoy a New York City Tea Party. Our signature trip to Florida is always a favorite adventure as girls tour the Kennedy Space Center and have lunch with astronauts! The fun continues in Orlando when girls visit Universal City Walk, WonderWorks, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Wet & Wild, the World’s Largest McDonald’s and more! Hershey, PA is a new travel destination for us as we roll into Chocolate City. Girls are going to be in awe when they visit Hershey Garden’s Butterfly House and experience hundreds of butterflies fluttering around them! So Cool! They will also visit a museum, sample chocolates from around the world, create Hershey’s chocolate bar wrappers featuring their photos and girl power slogans, enjoy amusement fun at Hershey Park and more. The Disney Cruise is going to be an absolute thrill for the girls! Who doesn’t want to meet Mickey Mouse and other animated Disney characters? Girls will enjoy a day of festivities at Nassau, Bahamas and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. They will also enjoy tons of cool water fun activities, games, movies and more! All trips are FREE for girls, ages 6-12 years old. “GIRLS WHO WON TRIPS IN 2014 WILL TRAVEL IN 2015. GIRLS WHO WIN TRIPS IN 2015 WILL TRAVEL IN 2016″.
Junior Girls Launch Party 2015!
Last year was a history-making and another phenomenal year for the girls! We designed and launched our first ever “Junior Girls International Festival” which was a huge success!! Girls were mentored by two of Charleston’s finest fashion designers, Regina Ileta and Noelle Stanley, who taught girls how to design International outfits for their doll babies which they showcased in a Fashion Show, Red Carpet Walk, and Photo Shoot. At the Festival, girls also enjoyed tasty International foods, learned about various countries and so much more. We would like to give a Special Thanks to the Art Institute of Charleston for helping us provide such a wonderful experience for the girls. Last year, we offered over 75 FREE PROGRAM EVENTS for girls around the lowcountry! We were so excited that girls from Colleton County School District participated for the first time in our programs. This year promises to be one of the most explosive years for the girls yet. We are going for the Guinness Book of World Records this year!!! If you are interested in your girl participating in our fun and enriching education, career, personal, social and cultural development programs this year, we request that you and your girl please attend our signature “New Year Launch Party” in April 2015. (NEW DATE!) This event will entail Girl Registration, Parent Information Meetings, Program Sign-ups, Fun Girl Events, Refreshments, Prizes & More. Parents/Guardians and girls must attend Parent Information Meetings prior to girls participating in programs in 2015. Please check back periodically for the date, time, venue, additional information, and to sign-up your girl for this upcoming event. For more information or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our organization at (843) 608-8719 or JGDO2007@yahoo.com. Please also follow us on Twitter @JrGirlsDayOut and friend us on Facebook “Junior Girls Day Out Community Project”.
Volunteer Registration Coming March 2015!
2014 was an amazing year for the girls and we graciously thank all of our Volunteers and Supporters who helped make it a successful year! Your dedication and commitment enabled us to provide over 75 FREE enrichment program events for over 700 Girls last year. We are planning new and exciting activities for this year and hope you will continue to help us enrich the lives of countless aspiring young girls. Our first Volunteer Quarterly Meeting will be held April 2015. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign-up at our Sign-up Genius link below. During March we will email you the Volunteer Packet, Programs Sign-up Information, and Calendar of Program Events. You are certainly welcome to contact us at (843) 608-8719 or JGDO2007@yahoo.com if you have any questions or need additional information about Volunteer Opportunities. WE WELCOME NEW VOLUNTEERS, BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITY GROUPS TO SIGN-UP AS WELL! 2014 AWESOME COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER PARTNERS: Charleston Trident Dietetic Association, College of Charleston, and Totally Fit.
Thank You Contributors!
Our organization loves to give-a-way cool prizes! We would like to thank those who contributed to our Soccer Event Fundraiser in August! All contributors were entered into our Grand Prize Give-a-ways. The Grand Prize Give-a-ways included a Savannah, GA Week-end Getaway ($800 Value), Spiritline Dinner Cruise ($200 Value), and Family Movie Night ($100 Value). Please check back periodically for information about our 2015 Grand Prize Give-a-ways. Please also follow us on Twitter @JrGirlsDayOut and friend us on Facebook “Junior Girls Day Out Community Project”. 2014 AWESOME COMMUNITY PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS: Applebee’s, California Dreaming, Charleston Battery Professional Soccer Team, Citadel Mall Stadium 16 Theatre, Hertz Rental, Hilton Hotels, Old Savannah Tours and Spiritline Cruises.
New Junior Girls Day Out Website Coming in 2015!
Junior Girls Day Out Community Project is excited to announce our website is in redesign, and we look to launch it the second quarter of 2015. The new site will be fun, interactive and informative, with photos and videos of our different activities and events. We’re sure you’ll love it…stay tuned! Until then, be sure to follow Junior Girls Day Out on Twitter, and Like us on Facebook to get up to date information and announcements.
Please Donate to Junior Girls Day Out Community Project Now!
All Junior Girls Day Out Community Project program activities, program materials, trips, meals, transportation, and prizes are FREE to all participating girls. We apply the majority of donations directly to our program activities and minimal donations to organization operations. We are presently an all-volunteer organization, therefore no funds are used for employee salaries and benefits. Our organization sponsored over 75 FREE enrichment program events for over 700 Girls in 2014! Please consider making a contribution to our organization to help us continue our mission of providing these worthwhile programs to aspiring young girls. There are several ways you can contribute: General Contributions, Monthly Partners, Girl Sponsors, Program Sponsors, In-kind Contributions, Professional Services, Gas Cards, and Gift Cards. Every little bit helps us in achieving our mission of educating, enriching, encouraging, and empowering young girls. If you would like to make a financial contribution, please click the Donate Button below to make your secure donation through PayPal. If you would prefer to donate by check, please make your check payable to Junior Girls Day Out Community Project, and mail to: P.O. Box 30503, Charleston, SC 29417. If you are interested in making an in-kind or any other type of contribution, please contact our organization at (843) 608-8719 or you may email our organization at JGDO2007@yahoo.com. We would be delighted to provide you with a thank you letter which you may use for your tax purposes. Thank you for your support and contributions to our organization!