Girlz N Tune Inc. began in 2014 and received it’s non profit status in 2016. Over the years, the importance of the Girlz N Tune initiative has become even more apparent because of the CEO Alicia Loundmon’s work in Detroit’s social services arena. She has had an opportunity to see, first-hand, the causal effects of the disparities experienced by adolescent girls, teens and women in the areas of domestic violence, Unplanned Parenthood, health, and the lack of education. Single parent families, drug addiction, incarceration and violence are the leading causes for children to fall through the cracks. There are all too many cases of young mothers with multiple children and no father in the home, surviving on state assistance, where the children lack in nutrition and mental sustenance required to transcend them from the confines of their dysfunctional environments.
The youth involved in the program are typically minority female teens, some are from middle income families who suffer from self-esteem issues, while others may come from low income single parent households. We know that children reared in generational poverty often produce impenetrable mindsets of continuous impoverishment throughout the family, typically covering more than two generations. The forces that bind these youth are social and cultural, as well as economic. We address and attack the status quo by inviting individuals who come from these same backgrounds, but have been victorious over the obstacles in their lives, as well as those who are still in the process of addressing their issues.
Girlz N Tune Inc.’s mission is to empower teenage girls from diverse socio-economic backgrounds to make healthy choices in every aspect of their lives. As well as strive for excellence and become confident women who transform their communities. Our vision is to prepare girls for achievement and leadership and to create opportunities for them to reach their full potential.
We believe in building positive nurturing relationships and embrace our responsibility to guide teenage girls into becoming self-sufficient, motivated adults.