Growing up isn’t always easy, but for many Metro Atlanta youth, growing up is far harder than it should be. For thousands of youth in Metro Atlanta, living in poverty and the lack of resources tend to be the “norm” and because of this, challenges faced are far more severe than what can be seen on the surface. 75% of girls in Metro Atlanta are living in poverty and facing traumas they should never be victim to – sexual abuse, homelessness, drug-addicted parents, neglect. For so many, trauma is normal.
Girls are an extremely vulnerable population and have the hardest time just being a girl. Many girls suffer from peer pressure, low-self-esteem, generational poverty, inequality and frequently, trauma-filled pasts.
Raising BeYOUtiful Butterflies ("RBB") was created to disrupt the cycles of poverty, prevent teen pregnancy, and build self-esteem and confidence by uplifting, empowering, and educating young girls between the ages of 4-21 in the Atlanta metro region and is open to all girls regardless of race or socioeconomic background, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and language.
Our purpose is to:
"The staff are truly dedicated to empowering & inspiring girls, I'm grateful to have met Dr. Foster.
The name Raising BeYOUtiful Butterflies encapsulates the organization's core ideals and provides a roadmap to where we want to go:
WE, the village are Raising empowered girls who empower other girls.
ALL girls are BeYOUtiful and unique in their own way, while empowering them to be the best version of themselves.
Monarch Butterfly -- Butterflies symbolizes growth, hope, and new beginnings. In order for a caterpillar to grow, develop, and change into a BeYOUtiful butterfly, she must go through several stages of development before emerging into her true being-- a girl has multiple layers she must shed before she is considered a woman. In life we all go through the stages of transition.
Uplifting One Butterfly at a Time!
To educate and empower girls by inspiring them to recognize and embrace their own potential to be confident, self-sufficient, unique, determined, and powerful in their lives as well as in their communities, while encouraging sisterhood.
To be the hub for inspiring, uplifting, rebuilding, empowering, and transforming a generation of girls and young women through affirming beauty, vibrancy, encouragement, and education so that they have the confidence to make positive life choices as they prepare for the next chapter in their lives.
In our work with girls, Raising BeYOUtiful Butterflies aim is nothing less than empowerment. Raising BeYOUtiful Butterflies defines an empowered girl as someone who knows her strengths and capabilities, isn’t afraid to embrace them, an active learner in school, a confident actor in her family and community, and ready to take on her biggest dreams. An empowered girl is in touch with her voice. She recognizes that her voice matters, that she matters. An empowered girl believes in herself, has the confidence to express herself in the company of her peers as well as adults, she knows that she can do and be anything she sets her mind, and lives in a community where she is treated equally, where parents, peers, and role models supports her growth and her goals.
The Board of Directors and staff of Raising BeYOUtiful Butterflies work together as a team, understanding that success only comes when we work together, respect each other’s differences, and openly share information and resources to achieve our mission. We are guided by a set of core values that serve as the foundation of how we operate:
Accountability – Demonstrate the ownership necessary for achieving key results: to see it, own it, solve it, and do it, remain accountable to each other, and the mission of Raising BeYOUtiful Butterflies.
Commitment – We remain committed to our participants, volunteers, staff and especially the community, which is our most valuable resource.
Excellence – We attract and develop staff and volunteers who are dedicated to excellence and possessing the desire to make this a premiere mentoring and empowerment organization for girls and young women.
Integrity – We conduct ourselves with the highest level of ethics both personally and professionally, maintaining the integrity of the program and services.
Trust & Respect – Our greatest asset is our team members. We have compassion and show tolerance for everyone, valuing diversity and the unique contributions of other, while openly and honestly communicating.
Raising BeYOUtiful Butterflies, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. EIN 82-1629664. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. All proceeds go directly into the operation of this organization to support the services and resources provided to girls in need.
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