During this workshop, participants will explore coding fundamentals with Google Blockly and SmartGurlz robots and dolls. Our Tech Divas will learn about why coding is important and then get to jump into action by learning to code robots – step-by-step. In this introductory course, (ages 7-12) girls will work together in teams think analytically, design, play, and code in real-time. We also have loads of fun making robot dances, games and videos.

This class is designed for girls ages 12 and under. No prior computing experience is necessary.

Registration begins at 9:15 AM. The event starts promptly at 10:00 AM. Participants don’t need to bring their laptops and both lunch and light snacks will be provided.


Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! Limited scholarships are available by applying here: (

PARENTS: Please complete the online student profile and emergency contact forms if you have not done so already. Additionally, please print and bring signed copies of the workshop release forms that you can find HERE.

Volunteers: Interested in volunteering please sign-up HERE

Space is limited. So sign up soon to secure your spot! Please bring signed copies of these forms to the event.


San’s Child Spring Break Camp
March 13, 2017 – March 17, 2017, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Oakhaven Middle School
3125 Ladbrook | Memphis, TN 38118
Includes daily light breakfast, lunch, field trip for the week and a camp t-shirt!
Please sign up on if you are interested in your young lady attending!

Help Couture Cares turn prom dreams into reality for inner city high school girls in the Mid-South at the third annual Her Prom Closet Drive. Donate your new or gently used formal wear, shoes, jewelry and accessories at any of the following convenient locations:

-Dr. Derrick Payne, DDS: 4466 Elvis Presley, Suite 246

-B Extended: 4202 HACKS Cross, Suite 117

-Jolie Hair Studio: 3060 Forest Hill

-Major Pieces Boutique: 5681 Mt. Moriah Suite 107

-Nail and Skin Bar: 247 S Cooper St.

-Studio 137: 5111 Millbranch Rd.

-Essential Hair Salon: 6301 Winchester Rd.

-State Farm Insurance (c/o Misty Rosser White): 3872 Elvis Presley Blvd.

Questions? Contact Ms. Davina Jones (901)301-7296


Sarah Glaser, Community and Outreach Specialist

Office of Community and Outreach

108 South Hollywood | Memphis, TN | (901)416-0662


Girl Scouts Heart of the South and the Memphis Fire Department are teaming up to host HERo Day, a high adventure career exploration day for girls in grades  6th-12th designed to give them a glimpse into the thrilling world of fire and emergency medical services.  The event will be held on October 3, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chester Anderson Training Center, 4341 OK Robertson Rd, Memphis, TN 38127.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics only 3.7% of career firefighters are female. Girl Scouts believes that when it comes to careers, “if she can see it, she can be it.” Showing girls that women can succeed in fire or emergency medical service opens a world of career opportunities for them. The mission of HERo Day is to provide positive female role models for girls in these traditionally male-dominated fields.

On HERO Day, girls will have the unique opportunity to train alongside elite members of the Memphis Fire Department as they rappel from a two story building, experience simulated firefighting environments, learn Hands Only CPR, suit up in protective gear and tackle a life-saving obstacle course, meet women and men from the Memphis Fire Department and learn about the physical and educational requirements to become a member of the department.

Any girl in grade 6 to 12 may register for HERo Day, but pre-registration is required. Event fee is $20 per girls, which includes lunch, commemorative bandana and HERo Day patch. Girls can register online now until Friday, September 18 at

On Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 9:00 am– 2:00 pm at the Andy B’s Entertainment Center, located at 6276 Stage Road, Memphis, TN 38134:  Once in a Wifetime is hosting Beauty Behind Bars Memphis.  Beauty Behind Bars helps women/girls break away from mental incarceration & self imprisonment of low self-esteem, doubt, depression, suicide, dream killing, domestic violence, and human trafficking.  The conference teaches accountability, how to pick up the pieces and press forward, how to accomplish dreams/goals, saying goodbye to negativity or bad relationships, and the importance of loving self from the inside out.  
beauty behind bars
Tennessee was recently named as a state with an increase in domestic violence, teenage pregnancy, and quickly climbing the top 5 statistics in human trafficking.  Due to these alarming and increasing statistics in the state of Tennessee we are hosting this conference to teach innovative methods of the importance of getting help, and how to identify when you are mentally incarcerated, self-imprisoned, or in unhealthy/negative situations.
There are thousands of women/girls who need to hear and be a part of this life changing conference which will include 8 dynamic speakers. The conference is FREE for women and girls of all ages.  We are asking if you and your church would attend and be a part of this life changing event with us.  We know that your presence and participation can help us save a women’s/girl’s life.  If you or your women’s ministry/girls youth group cannot attend, please share this info with someone who would benefit from this conference.  Please visit our website and watch our info-commercial by clicking on this link   You may also read the article from our Beauty Behind Bars Nashville Tour, which made the front page of the Tennessean Newspaper by clicking on this link  I have attached a flyer of the Memphis event to this email.  We look forward to your reply to this email and hearing back from you soon!
Tiffany Love, President
Office:  615-417-7717


July 29, 2015
Tecia Marshall | Memphis Community Outreach Lead
Karen Farrell-Shikuku | Memphis Technical Lead

Black Girls CODE Hosts Robot Expo at The University of Memphis!

Memphis, Tennessee (July 29, 2015) – The Memphis Chapter of Black Girls CODE will host their second robot expo on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at The University of Memphis, Dunn Hall, located at 3725 Norriswood Ave, 38152. This fun and captivating workshop will target girls ages 10 – 17, where they will learn about robots, how they communicate, real-world/business applications and uses for robotics. The workshop will be taught by the Memphis chapter curriculum lead, Karen Farrell-Shikuku and instructors from the First Lego League of Memphis. This second Black Girls CODE Memphis robotics workshop is being made possible by a generous grant from FedEx.

Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. and the event starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. The cost of the workshop is $35 per child, with limited scholarships available.  For additional information or to inquire about sponsoring a girl, please contact Tecia Marshall at 901-864-8660.

Due to limited space and strong demand, parents are encouraged to register children online as soon as possible at the following link: 

Online Registration:

Volunteer orientation will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Cowork Memphis, 902 S. Cooper St., from 10 am – 12 pm. Individuals wishing to volunteer can sign up at the following link:

Online Registration:

Businesses or organizations interested in food sponsorships or swag bag donations are encouraged to reach out to Tecia Marshall at

About Black Girls CODE:
Since 2011, Black Girls CODE has been a transformative global movement fueled by the power of individual, but connected and engaged chapters in Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, California Bay Area, New York City, Memphis, Washington, DC, Raleigh – Durham and Johannesburg that are dedicated to providing girls of color with the technical skills and inspiration to become technology leaders of tomorrow. To date we have reached over 3,000 girls and 2,700 volunteers. Our goal is to reach 1 million girls by 2040. Join the BGC movement at and on twitter @BlackGirlsCODE.

Girls Inc. inspires ALL girls to be strong, smart and bold!

We are fortunate to have a Girls, Inc. site in Uptown, located at 686 N Seventh.

Slots for summer camp are still available.

Visit the website at or call (901) 527-GIRL for more information.

Please share!!


Tanja Mitchell

Uptown Neighborhood Coordinator

turning heads and changing attitudes


Do something special for her on Valentine’s Day!  Girls of Leadership will be hosting a Girls Spa Party February 14, 2015. Drop off time is 11:00 and pick up time is 2:00.  The pampering is for girls ages 6-15.  Please RSVP to  Attached is more information.


Angela Garland
Executive Director
Girls of Leadership

1015 South Cooper St. | Memphis TN 38104 |901 268 1005

girls spa day