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Dear LEAD Supporters, 

We are excited to begin a new year of LEAD programming. After this difficult and uncertain year, with many challenges ahead, we believe our girls need our support more than ever. As they navigate coming of age during a pandemic, taking on distance learning once again, separated from their friends and schools, we want to equip them with the tools they need to keep themselves both mentally and physically healthy.

That is why the theme for our programs for the year is Mind, Body, and Spirit. We want our girls to understand how to take care of their mental well-being while accepting and loving themselves and their bodies. We also want to help them find safe and effective ways to cope with stress and difficult situations, such as the ones we have been faced with this year. The girls will participate, virtually for the foreseeable future, in a variety of activities that will help them feel more confident and positive about themselves and closer with each other as they take on the coming school year. Our goal is that by the end of this school year they will have a better understanding of self-care, mental well-being, and their future goals as LEADers.

Running with a Commitment in their heart!

“The Women’s ERG Awareness Committee focuses on topics specific to women, including their physical health. As an ERG, we wanted to combine this focus with a community service organization that is near and dear to our hearts, which is why we chose LEAD Girls. This virtual 5K encouraged the ladies of the ERG to get moving, while also raising money for this AMAZING organization!” -Amanda Hughes, Women’s ERG Awareness Committee Chair

A virtual 5k with a goal of $5k raised over $11k!

The Reynolds American Women’s Employee Resource Group (ERG) hosted a virtual 5k on August 12th to raise money for LEAD Girls of NC! Through donations from the Virtual 5k as well as a GoFundme page set up by the Women’s ERG, Reynolds American raised $11,260 for LEAD Girls, greatly surpassing their goal of $5,000.

“I am participating in the 5k to support Lead Girls because I connect with their purpose and vision.  As a woman, it is an honor to support an organization that uplifts and develops young leaders. It is my opportunity to lead by example and raise awareness of the needs of young ladies in our community.” -Shelia Davis, Women’s ERG Community Service Committee Chair

We are extraordinarily grateful and inspired by Reynolds American support of our organization! 

Fashion Camp 2020

We are excited to announce that our annual Fashion Entrepreneurship Summer Camp was a success. Although we could not gather in person as we have done in years past, we pivoted the format of the curriculum to allow us to host the camp through daily Zoom sessions. During the camp, our Fashionpreneurs met with local business owners and entrepreneurs from Winston Starts, Jenni Earle, Jake Teitlebaum, and Grace Rojek to learn more about entrepreneurship. The girls also learned how to make natural fabric dyes at home using vegetables such as beets, carrots, and onions through instruction from Jane Gillian Morrow. Using their natural dyes and stitching techniques taught by Ms. Morrow, they designed and personalized tee- shirts and masks. After exploring fashion design, the Fashionpreneurs ended the camp with conversations with local designer Ariona Brewster and the CEO of Winston-Salem Fashion Week, Nikita Wallace. Our girls are ready to rip the runway on September 25, 2020 at 6:30pm. 


When it comes to our girls and this program, we have always said, “it takes a village.” We want to recognize all those who make up our village and who play vital roles in our LEAD community. I encourage you to think about where your place is in LEAD. Are you a donor? If not, support a girl and help us make LEAD free this year for every girl! Are you a volunteer? If not, volunteer your time and talents with LEAD. Lets brainstorm ways your company can get involved! Contact our Executive Director, Joy, for more information. Everybody’s role may look different, and whether or not you fit one of the aforementioned titles, there is a place for you with LEAD.

YOU are our village, and each and every one of you help make what we do possible.

Join the Village
The world we live in has become an increasingly virtual one, but today, in the wake of COVID 19, online is our new norm. As LEAD has transitioned from in person to virtual, social media will be a very important platform for communication regarding LEAD updates as well as information about what the girls are doing. We would really appreciate if you could follow us on social media as well as share our posts. Also, you don’t want to miss out on various opportunities such as giveaways!

Real LEADers Wear Mask!

A message from LEAD Girls 

Change a girl. Change a community.

Change the world.

Learning Everyday Accomplishing Dreams (LEAD) Girls is dedicated to providing the tools and resources that low-income/at-risk preteen girls must have to become productive citizens and active leaders in their communities. 

Thank you to our 2020 supporters

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Winston Salem NC 27101

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