FIERCE. FEARLESS. FLAWSOME.
The Tyra Banks TZONE at the Lower Eastside Girls Club will be a leadership development center within the Girls Club. Through a rich mix of career development workshops, mentoring, experiential learning opportunities, financial literacy initiatives and community-wide events, hundreds of preteens and teens will build self-esteem, achieve greatness in their lives, and prepare for life as entrepreneurs and change-makers in the world.
Adolescence, the pre-teen and teen years, are the most complex developmental years in a contemporary girl’s life - terrifying, turbulent, and terrific all at once. It’s a time when girls’ bodies, families, friends, schools and community are demanding growth and change. For many inner-city girls living in poverty, low self-esteem, disengagement from school, pervasive community violence, risky behaviors, and sexual experimentation become the hallmarks of a trip down a slippery personal slope from which recovery is often difficult. The Tyra Banks TZONE at the LESGC will offer girls a world filled with hope, opportunity, and possibility for the future.