Dr. Naomi Hall-Byers
Advocating for girls:
Women in Winston-Salem (WS) are at high risk for living in poverty. In fact, the largest demographic living in poverty in WS are girls ages 18-24. The pre-teen and teen years are critical stages in the development of healthy self-esteem, self-concept, and self-reliance skills for girls. I work with LEAD Girls of NC, Inc. (LEAD), a grassroots organization dedicated to providing tools and resources that at-risk girls need to become productive citizens and active leaders in their communities. LEAD is on a mission to encourage and mentor girls to aspire and achieve greatness academically, emotionally and creatively. Let’s talk about how we can be advocates for the girls in our communities, and ways to empower, educate, elevate, and encourage girls to realize their full potential.