-- Jasmine Matthews, Class of 2013
--Symone Crawford, Class of 2013
The Fly Girl Network (FGN) is a youth development organization serving adolescent girls in Baltimore City by hosting and sponsoring social, academic and cultural events and activities to empower young women to make positive, sound decisions toward promising futures.
The Fly Girl Network is devoted to mentoring participants and planning and facilitating social enrichment activities designed to fulfill the organization’s tax-exempt purposes by empowering, educating, a providing opportunities for social, educational, and cultural development among adolescent females. The Board, committee members, and volunteer mentors present activities include holding weekly mentoring groups, developing a calendar of events for social outings and fundraising, and planning and implementing service learning initiatives in the Baltimore community.
To empower young women (13-18) in the areas of self-esteem, healthy relationships, and leadership through mentorship and social enrichment.
To provide a coalition of healthy, purpose-driven, confident young women consistently demonstrating exemplary leadership qualities among their peers, in their households and in their communities.
• To establish a presence at EWHS where participates are living examples of the mission and vision of both the school and the program.
• To use leadership skills to launch community service initiatives to support the greater Baltimore community.
• To facilitate the strengthening of the much needed bond of sisterhood among young urban girls.
• To establish a social, academic, emotional and spiritual support network of facilitators, participants and partners through strategic mentor pairing.
What We Do
Recipient of the Fly & Fearless 2013 Leadership Award
Already a Role Model, an Example and a mentor to many of little girls, Ayana Watson is the Fearless Leader that our little girls, adolescents, and teens need in their lives today! We live in a day and time where being outspoken and proud about being a Christian, a virgin, respectful of authority, and committed to academic excellence can make you corny, nerdy, or square. Well, Ayana Watson, America’s Miss Maryland Teen 2013, has created a platform that speaks to these very issues. “My Future First”, a non-profit that she is currently working to develop, gives a voice to young ladies who proudly stand on these and other virtuous qualities.
Ayana is a indeed a leader among her peers and actively holds leadership positions throughout her community. In addition to being America’s Miss Maryland Teen 2013, she is also a Cheerleader at Poly,
Reflections of A Teen Mom I became a teenage parent at 14. I was introduced to mentorship when I had my baby. It was an amazing experience to have someone outside of my family and circle of friends to share my thoughts, dreams, and experience as a teenage mother with. My mentor was like a…Details