In 2018, Therese Myers founded Yes Girls Create (YGC) as a healing and loving space that she knew all young women needed. It is a space meant to sparking innovation, develop lasting friendships, nurture leaders.
As both a woman and a mother of three daughters, she understood the importance of encouraging our girls to tap into their greatness and provide them with tangible tools to accomplish their wildest dreams. Data showed that mentorship was at the heart of successful outcomes and that lives could be changed if a child had just one trusted adult in their lives. The burning desire to connect with every little girl, hear their dreams, see the sparkle in their eyes began to drive her to create something her community needed.
As she began to speak to other women about sharing the stories and gifts with the girls, she had a bigger epiphany. So many of the women had powerful stories' and could see themselves as the children that they wished to support. As she began to connect with each woman, she recognized that the transformation of living in greatness was a two way street between the adults and youth. Both would teach and both would learn. YGC was purposed to transform little girls lives as much as it was called to it was called to change the lives of our adult mentors, volunteers, and leaders.
Since it's birth, YGC has created a powerful community of Dreamers and Doers. In addition to our membership and monthly programing, YGC has have brought our program to other non profit organizations, Girls Scouts of America, Churches, NYC Public school programs, birthday parties, and more! We look forward to our continued expansion both in person and virtual.
Seeing a need in our communities for nonprofit work in this area, we formed our organization to provide creative activities centered around self-esteem building of young girls. We connect with female leaders to help our girls imagine the possibilities.
Mission: To unite girls through creative collaborative events, promote the creation of positive friendships, and enhance the creative spirit and self-esteem of girls under the auspice of "Creativity without Limitations."
Vision: That every young women sees her dreams as viable and obtainable, has access to seeing successful adults that look like her, and has the concrete tools to manifest success in all aspects of life.
Mantra: "I am a girl who CREATES and I know I am GREAT!
Our Yes Girl's Create Team is comprised of dedicated and compassionate leaders who inspire young women to live in their greatness today and everyday.
Native New Yorker, wife, mother, mentor, author and all around creative woman, Therese is known for her ability to help others reimagine the possibilities. With a Master's Degree and 20+ years of corporate and leadership experience, Therese inspires and leads both teams and individuals to success daily.
Mother, mentor, innovator, creator, Shantee is best known for her ability to help others find creative ways to express self. She has 20+ years experience in both youth development and creative arts. Her favorite quote is "Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - Alice in Wonderland
Brooklynite, LCSW, educator, entrepreneur, creative and leader, Nadine G. is known for her compassionate spirit and gift of pouring into others. Ever since she was a child, she knew she wanted her life’s work to impact others. She studied at SU, NYU, and Bank Street. She has 18+ years experience as a change agent.
Christian, wife, mother, dog-mom, differently abled, and creative mind, Crystal is known for her tenacity and ability to help others win or learn. She has 20+ years as a ministry leader (including Choir Director, and bible class teacher) and jewelry specialist. Her passion is helping people see the best in themselves.
One of Yes Girls Create's core tenants is to connect girls with creative women who look like them. Our youth members are emersed in a nurturing environment that supports positive relationships with peers and adults. In our dynamic workshops, our experience leaders share their stories as well as teach the girls hands on skills in their professional fields. In this way, the youth members are exposed to a variety of creative pathways, create a confidence in their own abilities, and know that they too can make their dreams a reality.
Stacy Beaucicaut-Etienne, Stacy BE Photography & Eastwing Studios Owner
Nyakya Brown, LMHC and South Floral Park Mayor
Michelle Cadore, Yes I AM and DASPOT NYC CEO & Founder
Val Carey, Time of the Month Owner
Francesca Chaney, Sol Sips Owner
Voncille Chaney, I Am Queen Ruby Books Owner
Latrice Cole, L. Monique Consulting CEO
Victoria Coker, Black Web Fest Founder
Jennifer Chrispin, Beauty By You Aesthetics Owner
Danielle Fairbairn-Bland, Made to Heal Founder
Ericka Fignole, Oh My Guideness, LLC Owner & Founder
Potonia Hampton, Metro North Retired Analyst
Danielle Hester, B.E. Well and Fit for Purpose Founder
Diana Hilaire, When She Comes Home CEO and Founder
Linda Joseph, With Love Victory Founder
Tina Knowles, Natural Irie Juice
Tiffany Nelson, Culture Coach & Life Coach
Tara Parker, Teach NJ Dept. of Education
Michelle Reed, Retired LA Sparks Basketball Player
Dianna Rose, Essential Kitchen Owner
Tawana Shorter, Simona La Fleur Owner
St John University Live Dance Crew, College Students & Dancers
Karyne Tinord, Kay de Tres Owner
Tamara Thomson, Je Mérite Owner
Trisha Williams, TrishaWill Founder & CEO
Shenequa Olivia Wright, Manifest Wmn CEO
Yolaunda Vaughn-McLain, Preserving You Founder
Your contribution will help build a lasting foundation in our young girls lives. We are very grateful for your generosity.
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