On June 28th 2013, B-Girls, Inc is again teaming up with The Community Builders, Inc to present B-Girls' Rope Twirl, a Double-Dutch program. Beginning July 13th, 2013, we are looking for young women, ages 18 and up, who still know a little something about mambos and pop-ups and who are excited helping our b-girls learn the fundamentals of the sport while adding their own swag!
There will be an informational session where you can learn more about B-Girls, Inc, B-Girls' Rope Twirl, and your role as a “Homegirl”, etc on June 22, 2013, 1:30 p.m., at the program site.
Additionally, we are looking for individuals to join our leadership team. B-Girls from St. Stephens will be given the opportunity to work with B-Girls, Inc during the summer, serving as members on our junior committees. Young women, ages 21-35, are also invited to work with the young ladies to create programs, plan fundraisers, and promote B-Girls, Inc using social networking!
For more information about our B-Girls' Rope Twirl, our program orientation, and joining our leadership team, please email volunteer [at] bgirlsinc [dot] org.
Please RSVP by Friday, June 21, 2013
Who We Are
“B-Girls is a call to embrace black girlhood, encouraging our younger generations to simply ‘be girls.’ It is a call to our older generations to retain what Black girlhood meant to them and to instill the positivity of their past into the potential of our future.”
The name B-Girls holds duality in meaning. While it is encouraging Black girls to simply “be girls,” it also recognizes hip-hop culture. The name borrows from the hip-hop dance style known as “breaking” in which b-boys and b-girls were known as one of the first four elements of the culture (along with DJ’n, Emceeing, and Graffiti).
Participating in such a particular style of dance, allowed B-Girls the freedom to define themselves. They weren’t relegated within the culture to simply being video vixens. B-Girls were confident in their ability to control their image and their bodies.
Through our program we hope to give our girls back this agency by educating them, celebrating them, and understanding what uniquely defines the Black girl experience.
Through our commitment to serve these girls we seek to reinforce positive self-images and identity, while offering an open space where issues can be discussed without criticism. B-Girls, Inc will also teach girls the skills necessary to become peer-to-peer mentors and provide them with the opportunities to encourage their family, friends, and classmates.
WHAT IS B-GIRLS' ROPE TWIRL?
B‐Girls’ Rope Twirl teaches b‐girls discipline, the values of cooperation and the fundamentals of the activity. Even more, it turns jumping rope into an organized sport they can further enjoy! B‐Girls’ Rope Twirl is also a physical component of our Be Healthy nutritional program which is dedicated to promoting healthier lifestyles through good nutrition and physical activity.
The first session of B-Girls' Rope Twirl for Homegirls will take place on Saturday, July 13, 2013.