Recognizing the enormity of the challenges our society faces, The SHE Project is dedicated to making a lasting impact through our campaigns and programs. While our efforts are driven by our organization’s singular focus, we spread a wide net by investing in various progressive strategies. Learn more about our initiatives and get involved yourself.
Because of that, we have launched two new initiatives: STARTUP! and the Love Yourself Campaign Featuring LoveNotes.
START UP! – this economic initiative funds African American females desiring to start their own businesses. With START UP!, we provide funding for the state and local fees associated with starting a small business. This is including Secretary of State Fees, city business license fees, and other small fees associated with starting a new business. We cap this opportunity at $250 per applicant.
Love Yourself Campaign featuring Love Notes - empowerment and self-love initiative, Love Yourself is an interactive program where 10 young ladies will be offering peer mentoring to their peers around healthy relationships, reproductive health, self-love, and sexual choices. Peer mentors will be provided a small compensation for their participation, whereas attendees will be provided tools and resources to make informed decisions surrounding their relationships starting with them loving themselves.
Hygiene Health Program - HHP is 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 project started in March 2022 and has launched in two Jackson Public Schools. By the fall of 2022, the hygiene stations will be in more than 6 schools in the Jackson Public School district. The stations contain soap, washcloths, deodorant, feminine products, toothbrushes/toothpaste, combs, 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. It is our goal to have hygiene stations in every school in Mississippi. Additionally, we will be launching The SHE Closet, a clothing initiative to accompany the hygiene stations in the fall of 2022.
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 our local community-based partnerships.
Girls Empowerment Week – The SHE Project hosts a week-long empowerment camp in July for girls 10-15 years of age. During this camp, the young women will be exposed each day to knowledge and experiences that seek to address the whole woman. Below is the list of the activities we plan to host:
a. Monday: Know Your History (a historical tour of museums and locations in Jackson that represent the culture of Blacks in Jackson)
b. Tuesday: Financial Literacy
c. Wednesday: Health and Wellness
d. Thursday: Meditation and Grounding: Self Awareness/Self Love
e. Friday: Boss Babe: Career, College and Business Preparation
f. Saturday: Community Service/Bougie Backyard Dinner and Movie
To donate/support or get more information on these programs, please email our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 601.983.7852.