During the program, our girls gained insight on selecting colleges, applying for entrance, and gaining financial assistance. They also had the opportunity to tour the beautiful Spelman Campus and converse with current college students-what an impact!!
While in middle school and high school, we know how overwhelming thinking about college can be. Whether it’s uncertainty about what to study and what school to go to, confusion over the application process, worries about affordability, or anxiety over test scores, sometimes we just need insight on what to expect and how to prepare. Luckily, your Fairy Godmothers and community supporters got you!
Thank you all for your continued engagement and support of the Enchanted Closet, Inc. We could not continue to make our impact without you!
❖ Improved communication skills
❖ Better dating choices/decision making
❖ Greater insight into the male perspective
❖ Safer/more healthy dating relationships
PUBLIC SERVICE ANOUNCEMENT: IT’S PROM DRESS GIVEAWAY TIME!!!
The Enchanted Closet, Inc. is prepped and ready to get you right for your special night! We can’t wait to see everyone this weekend for our largest event of the season! However, while we’re excited for the upcoming festivities, your Fairy Godmothers would like to take a moment to reiterate the importance of prom night safety.
As we’ve previously mentioned, young women often express feeling obligated to engage sexually on their prom night. These pressures may come from perceived societal expectations, friends, or even one’s date. To our girls, no matter who or where these beliefs come from, please remember that the only opinion that matters in this discussion is your own. If you ever feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable doing something you might regret, then maybe now isn’t the right time—and THAT’S OKAY! What truly matters is that you surround yourself with people who respect you and your decisions, even if it’s your decision to wait.
In the end, this is your prom night, not your wedding night. You should spend it stress-free, partying and enjoying the night with your favorite people—not worrying about peer pressure!!
With that said, if you do make the choice to have sex on prom night, we only ask that you are careful and that you use protection. The risk of STDs, STIs, or unplanned pregnancy does exist, so please be sure you and your partner are being safe. Finally, please be honest with yourself and make sure your partner is someone who truly values and respects you as the beautiful, amazing, and intelligent young woman you are.
If you’re interested in reading what experts and other teenage girls have to say about prom night pressures, check out these articles below!
- Kids Health – PROM
- Being Prepared for Prom Night Pressure
- Do Teens Actually Lose Their Virginity on Prom Night?
- Prom Peer Pressure – Parents
Again, thank you all for your continued support of the Enchanted Closet, Inc. We hope to see you at Prom Dress Giveaway this Saturday, March 10th, 2018!!
The Enchanted Closet was honored with a prestigious 2017 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. The Enchanted Closet has held this distinction since 2012.
“We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2017 Nonprofit,” says Bonita Johnson, Enchanted Closet President and CEO. “We are proud of our accomplishments this year.
The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that the Enchanted Closet received – reviews written by volunteer, donors and clients. People posted their personal experience with the nonprofit. Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that this is a credible organization. The reviews by volunteers, clients and other donors show the on-the-ground results of this nonprofit. This award is a form of recognition by the community.
We are gratified by the Enchanted Closet for its work,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “They deserve to be discovered by more donors and volunteers who are looking for a great nonprofit to support.
On December 10, 2017, the Enchanted Closet, Inc. was honored to have been recognized by our community partner, the Atlanta Metropolitan Alumni Chapter of Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority at their Celebration of Service. The members of the organization celebrated their 12th anniversary and recognized the Enchanted Closet for our service to the community.
The Atlanta Metropolitan Alumni Chapter of Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority, Incorporated strives to promote Service, Friendship and Equality across the city of Atlanta and surrounding areas. They have been serving Atlanta and surrounding communities since their founding in 2004 and continuously strive to uphold the ideals and principles of of the national organization. Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority, Inc. is a national service sorority founded in October 1952 at Beekman Towers in New York City by representatives of Boston University, Brooklyn College, Drexel Institute of Technology, Los Angeles City College, New York University, Queens College, and the University of Houston. Their intention was to form a nationally-based service organization.
Service is a way of life for our members and we always welcome others to unite with us in our efforts to change the world the best way we can-in the spirit of service, friendship and equality!
~ A member of Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority