The Southern Black Girls and Women's Consortium (Southern Black Girls) has announced a special cycle of the #BlackGirlJoyChallenge in partnership with Grammy award-winning musician, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Megan Thee Stallion's Pete and Thomas Foundation.
Southern Black Girls created the #BlackGirlJoyChallenge to introduce the concept of joy as a vital component of mental health and self-care for young girls, and the initiative awards micro-grants to applicants who have compelling and creative ideas to spread joy and positivity within their communities. The collaboration aims to empower and uplift young Black girls and gender-expansive youth across the southern United States, promoting mental health and wellness by celebrating joy. The program will award 100 micro-grants of $550 to young girls and gender-expansive youth, between the ages of 12-24, across the southern United States.
To be eligible, applicants must reside in the 13-state region of the southern United States, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, East Texas, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Southern Black Girls website. Applications due Tuesday, October 25.
Crossposted from Candid.