I.M.A.G.E. FOR TEENS, INC.
"I.M.A.G.E. is more than a look; it's a lifestyle"
"I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well."
I.M.A.G.E. for TEENS, Inc. is a nonprofit organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational and youth development purposes. It was founded in 2007. It originally begun as a Youth Empowerment Conference in Sandy Hook, MS; targeting personal growth barriers girls face daily such as low self-esteem and lack of life skills. Collectively, women empowered girls ages 12 to 19. Since 2007, more than 100 women joined the mission to develop and implement programs and events for girls. We seek to reach all girls with an emphasis on those from disadvantaged families and communities. Our programs and events are designed to give every interested girl the opportunity to try something new despite their backgrounds. I.M.A.G.E. for TEENS, Inc. currently has (5) annual programs, has awarded over $10,000 in scholarships and prizes to high school girls, and has responded to the needs of local communities and youth for over 10 years. Referencing our motto, we believe and teach that "I.M.A.G.E. is more than a look; it's a Lifestyle!"
I.M.A.G.E. for TEENS is a non-profit organization that uses Christian principles to enhance the following in adolescent girls between the ages of 12-19: intelligence, meekness, ambition, gracefulness, and eminence.
I.M.A.G.E. for TEENS, Inc. seeks to invest in the young ladies through various programs. Learn more about what we do and how we work to promote our five core values of intelligence, meekness, ambition, gracefulness, and eminence through service.
I.M.A.G.E. FOR TEENS EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE
Held the last Saturday in September of each year. It started in 2007 and was the primary base for the origins of this organization. It serves girls ages 12 to 19. It exposes girls to educational workshops, activities, entertainment, food, vendors, gift bags and a host of other things. We connect with our community and partner with different organizations and businesses. We connect girls to needed resources. It is a day of empowerment for sure!
"75% of girls with low self esteem reported engaging in negative behaviors." (www.dosomething.org
MISS I.M.A.G.E. SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT (JOURNEY TO THE CROWN)
This event is in conjunction with our I.M.A.G.E. for TEENS Youth Empowerment Conference. The pageant is held annually in September (usually on the same day as the conference). It is for high school girls or a recent high school graduate (graduated from high school the pageant year). It was added as an official event for the organization in 2009. It includes scholarships, community service, mentorship, prizes and self care for participants.
Interested in participating in the Miss I.M.A.G.E. Scholarship Pageant? Click HERE for interest application.
"A girls' self-esteem is more strongly related to how she views her own body shape and body weight than how much she actually weighs." (www.dosomething.org)
DOLLS FOR DAUGHTERS
This is a program held annually in December. It was added to the I.M.A.G.E for TEENS organization as an official event in 2016. It is a program to help the organization fulfill its duties of teaching young ladies the value of meekness. Girls ages 12 to 19 are able to receive volunteer opportunities by getting involved with this event - click HERE to volunteer. This program serves girls ages birth to 11. This is a doll (friend/pal) adoption fair. Dolls are selected and adopted. Girls are taught how to care for the doll. They learn diversity, self care, positive friendships and relationships, and responsibility. (Games and activities with refreshments are provided)
"The top wish among teen girls is for their parents to communicate better with them. This includes frequent and more open conversation." (www.dosomething.org)
BY GRACE TO GRAD
This program is held annually in May. This program is designed for high school female graduates. Each graduate or attendee is allowed to bring guests. This program was added as an official event for the organization in 2018. It is an event to satisfy the organization's core values. The event includes graduate acknowledgements, activities, dinner, and a keynote speaker. Girls receive information for our Miss I.M.A.G.E. Scholarship Pageant.
"7/10 girls believe that they are not good enough or don't measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school, and relationship with friends and family members." (www.dosomething.org)
DON'T LET S.I.N. (SISTERS IN NEED) HAPPEN!
This program or movement was officially added in 2020. It is a way for the I.M.A.G.E. for TEENS organization to respond to the needs teens may have in the communities we serve.We see a need and we respond. We have purchased school uniforms, school supplies, and so much more. We have assisted girls in connecting with resources.
"About 20% of teens will experience depression before they reach adulthood." (www.dosomething.org)