The mission of the Diamond Girls is to help teen girls realize self-worth, self-esteem & (improved) self-image by offering a high quality, comprehensive, activity-based, program.The Diamond Girls Program is designed for middle and high school students in grades 6 through 12. Historically, they are predominately African-American and girls, ages 11-17yrs, who reside in Dorchester, Mattapan, Roxbury and Hyde Park . The program served approximately 75 girls some who are struggling in school, court involved, or involved with the Department of Children and Families of the Department of Youth Services.
Established in 2007, the Diamond Girl program successfully re-launched in Spring 2009 as a supplemental program to the teen center of the Yawkey Club in Roxbury, Massachusetts and is still working with the teens at present. The program is in talks with the Roxbury YMCA with a start date of the week beginning October 31, 2010.
In the Summer 2010, the Diamond Girl Program, in partnership with the Boston Learning Center , produced a phenomenal seven component, Summer program that the comprised of the teens showcasing Dance, an Art Gallery , Step, Double Dutch, Self-Esteem, Self-Defense and Spoken Word with a brilliant performance. A team of highly trained professionals, were cherry-picked to pour into the girls, teach their expertise and accompany the teens on weekly field trips to museums, businesses and local recreation venues. The seven components were taught in three different sites that include the Harbor Middle school in Dorchester, the First Church of Roxbury in John Eliot Square and Madison Community Center in Roxbury.