CONVERSATIONS With Young Sisters

Enchanted Closet News September 1, 2013
After realizing that over 85% of the girls who attend the organization’s programs don’t have a father in the home, the Enchanted Closet was inspired to do something to help make a positive difference in their lives. Statistics show that girls growing up in a home without a father are dramatically more vulnerable to societal ills, teen pregnancy, mental, physical and sexual abuse, aggression, poor grades/dropping out of school, suicide, crime, drug usage, and  human trafficking. Attorney Ashley Palmer, an Enchanted Closet Youth Empowerment Board Member and Public Defender in Clayton County, GA sees the impacts of youth growing up without a father almost daily. So many of the crimes that I see as a defense attorney stem from the fact that so many of my clients’ fathers were/are missing from their lives, and they are angry and know no other way to express themselves except through violence. The old adage is true, hurt people, hurt people.”
In addition to these startling statistics, girls without fatherly influences, tend to be more insecure, have lower self-esteem, and are more likely to make harmful decisions than girls growing up with a father in the home. The organization developed CONVERSATIONS with Young Sisters to help reduce these statistics and to provide an opportunity for girls, living in homes with or without fathers, to speak with positive men who help them to focus on gaining greater self-esteem, a more balanced perspective, greater communication and decision making skills. The men provide advice, encouragement, and inspiration.
Attached is a short video that provides a glimpse of the awesomeness that existed at #CONVERSATIONSwithYoungSisters. We are so grateful to each of these amazing men for being caring, encouraging, inspiring, motivating: TJ Austin, Gregory Guy, Charlton “CP the Artist” Palmer, Torrance Hill, Darrell Comer, Jr., Tony Parker, Michael Frazier, Rufus Johnson,  Derrick Boazman, Paris “PK” Kirk,  Josh Powell, and Takeo Spikes.

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