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Thank you for considering The SHE Project. Founded in 2013, by The SHE Project recognized gaps for knowledge, opportunity and networking that are present during the teenage and college years of young women.  As a young lady who struggled with self-esteem, depression, and self-doubt, I knew that there were other young women who needed someone outside of family to aid them in finding their passion and utilizing their own gifts.  In addition, it was not until the age of 28 that I got my first mentor.  It was life changing; thus, I began to realize that mentorship was the avenue for African American girls and women to realize their truest potential. If more young women had mentors for their careers, education and even in their personal life our boundaries would be limitless.  It was the culmination of these experiences that provided the very foundation for The SHE Project.  My vision and life’s work is to develop female leaders for the future of Mississippi.  I strive to ensure that females in The SHE Project recognize that they can achieve any goals they set forth; therefore, my mission is to demonstrate to girls and woman ages 13 and up, how thru strength, humility and excellence all things are within reach.   



The SHE Project is a mentoring and leadership development program designed and focused on African American girls and women.  Our primary focus is to navigate issues that young women face from the ages of 13 and up, in navigating their journey of personal growth, education and career. We concentrate on four essential areas; physical, reproductive, sexual, and mental health including personal growth (self-esteem), financial independence, community service, and education/leadership skills:

The specific objectives and purpose of this organization are: 

  1. to provide mentoring to African American women ages 13 and up to address issues around self-worth, self-esteem, and overall personal development;

  2. to provide opportunities for participants to engage in educational, social, and community events to encourage good health (physically, mentally, reproductive), financial, and professional growth;

  3. to provide opportunities for participants to engage in activities that promote and encourage leadership skills;

  4. to sponsor, host and/or participate in events and activities that promote and encourage service to the community.  

We also offer ongoing events to the community at large. We invite you to join us for upcoming events. To see what we have coming, follow us on Facebook and Instagram @thesheprojectms.      



  1. STARTUP – an economic initiative that provides start-up funding to young women of color who are seeking to start their own businesses. The SHE Project pays the business startup costs to the state of Mississippi. These fees include certification of a business and since most are LLCs, the LLC name reservation fee. 

  2. Feeding Families – a food insecurity initiative that provides 100-300 families a year with a hot meal. Occurring twice a year, for Easter and Christmas, The SHE Project partners with a local restaurant that cooks and bags a meal for at least 4 people. Families receive a healthy meal, that is hot and ready to eat. This seeks to eliminate the concern of whether home life is conducive to preparing a meal. Families are selected through a partnership with our local community-based partners such as the Girls/Boys Club.

  3. Health and Hygiene Project (HHP)– a health-centered initiative, The SHE Project is collaborating with local schools in the Jackson Public School district to provide hygiene products to students at no cost.  The closets contain soap, washcloths, deodorant, feminine products, toothbrushes/toothpaste,  and lotion. All of these are essential items for not only for wellness but reduce the likelihood of bullying because of the lack of cleanliness. 

  4. Girls Empowerment Week –The SHE Project hosts a summer empowerment camp in July for girls 13-18 years of age. During this camp, each day the young women will be exposed to knowledge and experiences that seek to address the whole woman. Examples of topics covered: are African American History, Financial Literacy, Mental Health, Physical and Hygiene Health, and Self Love/Self Care.

  5. Community Crisis Response – we provide community service in times of crisis. Examples of this include the distribution of PPE at the onset and throughout the peak of COVID-19, water, and supplies during the Jackson Water Crisis.


An intricate portion of The SHE Project is community service. This is the caveat the aids in leadership development.  Participants have an opportunity to take the lead in service projects both locally and statewide. Service is carried through our own activities or those where we collaborate with entities such as Girls and Boys Club of Jackson, Operation Shoestring, Women's Foundation of Mississippi, Magnolia Medical Foundation, Jackson Public Schools, and Stewpot Women’s Shelter.  It is our intent to participate in multiple events annually. These activities give us a chance to get together serve the community, learn, grow, and have fun!  Activities noted encourage a sense of community within in our program and creates a chance for our participants to get to know each other better. Feedback from both the community and parents are considered in the activities in which we take part.


Some Events in the Past Include:

  • 20 for 200: Holiday Food Giveaway

  • Clothing, food, and essential items to families of Matt’s House (women and children's shelter)

  • Christmas dinner, clothing for children and small gifts for the women

  • Donated items to homeless women via the MS Women’s Foundation to include personal hygiene items

  • COVID 19; Educator and community PPE materials

  • Operation Easter Eats (food for families and Easter baskets for kids)

  • School Supply and uniform giveaway

  • The SHE Project’s annual Mother/Daughter Brunch  

  • Sister Talk: An annual event on HIV/AIDS for Girls and Women 

  • Operation Shoestring Summer Program “5th grade girls “Who do I Aspire to Be”

  • The Good, Bad and Ugly of Social Media; An open forum on the dangers and positive uses of social media, how to be more responsible in its use

  • Spend, Save, and Budget Wisely 

  • Water Crisis: Gas Giveaway

Privacy Policy: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recognizes The SHE Project as a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. Our Federal Tax ID Number is 85-0640346. Contributions to The SHE Project may be eligible for a tax deduction in the U.S.A., please consult your tax advisor for eligibility. No goods or services were offered or provided in exchange for this contribution.

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