Since 2006, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! has been dedicated to the healthy development of young women and girls. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! seeks to build the self-esteem and self-worth of young women of color by changing their outlook on life, broadening their horizons and helping them to empower themselves. For the past five years, we have enjoyed the opportunity to enrich the lives of girls aged 12 to 17 years old through mentorship, arts education, cultural exploration and public service. At BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, young women are offered access to enrichment programs and opportunities that place special emphasis on personal development through the arts and cooperative learning.
By speaking to the next generation in their formative years about issues of self-worth, goals and aspirations, the organization reinforces the message that young women need not objectify themselves or relinquish their autonomy. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! has boldly taken on the crisis of our female youth of color here in America head on and understands the need for positive self-images and a strong sense of awareness. WE SEE SOLUTIONS.
BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. continues to partner with BET Networks in the worldwide broadcast of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! The event continues to be a historic and monumental show highlighting the accomplishments of exceptional women of color who have made outstanding contributions in their careers, and who stand as inspirational and positive role models in their communities.
Don’t miss this year’s BLACK GIRLS ROCK! on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 7:00pm. For more information about Black Girls Rock, Inc., check out their website.
As a mentor, activist, and philanthropist, Bond founded Black Girls Rock! Inc, a nonprofit youth empowerment mentoring organization to empower inner-city girls ages 12 to 17 through the arts. Bond also founded the annual Black Girls Rock! Awards, which celebrate the accomplishments of exceptional women of color who have made outstanding contributions in their careers and who stand out as inspirational and positive role models in the community. Past honorees of Black Girls Rock! include Queen Latifah, Bethann Hardison, Erykah Badu, Iman, Susan L. Taylor, and Common. The Black Girls Rock! Awards are featured on Black Entertainment Television. Read the full Bio: Beverly Bond – Bio