The DREAM Social & Civic Club completed community service project P.E.E.P., which stands for Pampering while Empowering and Encouraging a Princess.
Six area high school seniors were pampered, empowered and encouraged as princesses for the day. The day included an appointment with a hair stylist, facials from a make-up consultant, confidence-building activities and a speaker to empower and encourage the young ladies.
The seniors were referred by school guidance counselors and fellow DREAM sisters. The standard for selection was to be a female, high school senior who could benefit from extra encouragement, empowerment and pampering through mentoring. All activities other than hair appointments were held at the Indigo Lounge in Princeville. All services rwere donated by various community supporters.
“These ladies actually listened to us and treated us like equals and the women actually got to know us and they still want to keep in touch with us even though this project is over,” participant Lillian Cherry said. “I would like thank D.R.E.A.M for this project, because I still feel like a princess.”
The DREAM Social & Civic Club also completed the first year of the DREAM Gurlz Institute of Excellence Mentoring program. A current sophomore in the program, Jonina Wrenn said the DREAM Gurlz brought her new friendships and helped her to be more confident in herself.
“The program has brought out my strengths and made me feel more confident to lead,” she said. “My favorite part of DREAM Gurlz has been going out in the community doing service projects such as College Round Up and Vidant Hospital’s Blue Ribbon Kids Day.”
DREAM will be accepting applications for the second year of the DREAM Gurlz program starting in August.
For more information on the DREAM Gurlz Institute of Excellence, contact D.R.E.A.M. Gurlz Chairwoman Samantha Eason at email@example.com.