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Updated: 07/24/2014 08:00:00AM

Precious Pearls empowers girls

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PHOTO PROVIDED BY SHAMEKA HOLLIMAN

Precious Pearls plans a series of workshops and events to help girls in grades 6 through 8 to participate in empowering workshops and teamwork exercises.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY SHAMEKA HOLLIMAN

Zakaria Burroughs illustrates why she is unique, valuable and excellence during a workshop with Precious Pearls.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY SHAMEKA HOLLIMAN

Girls share ideas during one of the workshops led by Precious Pearls, a nonprofit organization designed to help young women gain confidence and prepare for their futures.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY SHAMEKA HOLLIMAN

Precious Pearls plans a series of workshops and events to help girls in grades 6 through 8 to participate in empowering workshops and teamwork exercises.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY SHAMEKA HOLLIMAN

Zakaria Burroughs illustrates why she is unique, valuable and excellence during a workshop with Precious Pearls.

By SHAMEKA HOLLIMAN

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The summer of 2014 kicked off the beginning of The Precious Pearls Project, a nonprofit organization committed to the empowerment of girls in DeSoto County. The Precious Pearls group targets adolescent girls in grades 6 through 8. This group is geared toward “empowering girls to believe that they are unique, valuable and made for excellence” through exposure to new experiences, developmental workshops, and individual pairing with a mentor.

On June 3, Precious Pearls’ founders, Shameka Hollimon and Kameelah Goodman, held the group’s informational meeting at Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, presenting parents and prospective members with plans for the upcoming summer activities.

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