The L.O.V.E. Project
"Creating safe spaces for girls of color"
The L.O.V.E. Project provides girls of color a safe space to explore their experiences and goals.
Space is created for young girls, 9-17 years old, to explore the values around self-love, sisterhood and building community through entrepreneurship.
Our sessions include meditation, yoga, journaling, various personal development activities, and affirmations.
To date, we have worked with more than 600 girls of color in six different school districts.
Our current partners include:
Most Holy Trinity Catholic School and Academy
St. Louis Catholic Academy
LaSalle Middle School
Lift for Life Academy
Lafayette High School
Marquette High School
Rockwood Summit High School
Francis Howell North High School
Northwest Academy of Law and Social Justice
Brentwood Middle School
Brentwood High School
Past Partners included:
Pamoja Preparatory Academy
Jennings Junior High School
Northview Elementary School
Hanrahan Elementary School
Fairview Elementary School
Marion Middle School
Innovative Concept Academy
Crestview Middle School
We offer Saturday sessions to girls from the community who want to get involved in the program despite us not being in their schools.
Sessions are every other Saturday from 11-1 pm. Please check our program calendar for Saturday session dates and location.
Here's what our past partners have to say!
"I have been involved with the program since its inception in the Rockwood School District and believe that it embodies some of the best principles of empowerment and self-efficacy for young girls. The transformative power of the LOVE Project lies in its ability to engage young women by listening and empowering the young ladies to use their voice. The LOVE Project allows the girls to imagine the future, both personal and societal, in ways that empower the young women to change their world for the better, a world that is inclusive of both school and the larger community. "
-Dr. Terry Harris, Coordinator of Educational Equity and Diversity, Rockwood School District
"Since bringing the program to the school, we have noticed a positive change in the participants. The girls are all very eager to meet with Mrs. Duncan and as a result have requested more time with her."
"While in the program the participants are being challenged to view themselves in a more empowering way. I have witnessed the girls talk in great detail about stereotypes and how they can ensure they are not perpetuating any negative stereotypes. I have watched Mrs. Duncan pull from the girls their inner most insecurities and offer healing ways for the girls to move forward."
- JoAnn Reese, Vice Principal of Pamoja Preparatory Academy
To learn more about how to bring this program to your school, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at (314) 467-0765