Queens Being

Lowcountry Youth Services

QUEENS BEING CREED

I am a QUEEN,
I am a part of a POSITIVE sisterhood,
I am true to my GOD, my COMMUNITY,
and MYSELF.
I am LOVE, I am PURPOSE. I was made with
DIVINE INTENTION,
I have the power to create CHANGE
I will set and achieve my GOALS,
I will carry myself in a way that reflects my
MORALS and VALUES,
I will respect my SISTERS, ELDERS, BROTHERS
and MYSELF,
I AM ENOUGH,
I AM A QUEEN

To apply to become a Candidate for membership in the Queens Being, please Click Here.

Queens Being is a mentoring program that Lowcountry Youth Services established to teach and build young women, ages 11-14, by providing a positive community of belonging for young women of color. We will provide:

> Exceptional enrichment and leadership development opportunities to young women of color in the greater TriCountry area will allow them to become leaders who positively change their communities.

> Mentorship via small group cohorts allows young women of color to create and mold their own purpose/identity through unique experiences.

> Intentional activities and conversations that allow young women of color to identify risk behaviors that could result in issues involving sexual reproductive health and dating violence In Queens Being, young women will find their voices, gain skills, develop self confidence, expand creative expression, explore educational and career pathways, and construct strong bonds within a multigenerational and intercultural community.

Three core focus:
> College and Career Readiness
> Positive Identity Development
> Healthy Living

There are several incentives and rewards in place for each member that follows the expectations set by the program. The members enjoy gatherings at the bowling alley, skating rink, movie theatres, etc. as a result of good behavior and good character. All of these, of course, is predicated on the progress and growth of the club members. Queens’ Being also has several events that are planned each year for the girls:

LYS Kickoff
A jump start to the year where our members and families come together to celebrate a new year of service and mentorship.

LYS Awards and Induction Ceremony
This is a recognition ceremony for the mentees who committed to the success of the program throughout the year with consistent participation at monthly sessions and community service projects and recognizing each child for their academic successes. After the applicants complete the required process, they will be recognized as an official “Queen”.

QB Retreat
This is a celebration of a completed year for all the girls who maintain participation throughout the year with monthly sessions & community service while maintaining responsibilities with home and school expectations.

Club Meetings
Every second Saturday during the Club Year (September - May) QB has its monthly Club Meetings. These meetings are times when the mentors and mentees come together for the purpose of learning special skills based on the theme and curriculum of the month. There is normally a Parent Advisory Council meeting that happens simultaneously.

Community Service Projects
Community Service is a big part of being a member of the QB. Our members have a yearly service requirement of 18 hours. These hours can be earned during group Community Service Projects or on an individual basis.

Outings
We aren't ALWAYS working! Sometimes, we get together for fun outings where our young men get to let loose and have a good time! These can include trips to the movies, parks, cookouts, or even trips.

• New members must be young women of color ages 11-14

• New members must agree to follow all rules and regulations as implemented by QB

• All members must attend ALL QB functions

Step 1: Fill out the Application
To begin the enrollment process for your child please complete the CANDIDATE APPLICATION. Once the application is completed, you will be contacted to set up a Candidate Interview.

Step 2: Attend the Information Session during the LYS kickoff

Step 3: Induction at the end of the semester, prospects who complete the necessary
requirements will participate in the LYS Induction Ceremony. During this ceremony, the prospect will be introduced as an official “Queen” where they will receive their club regalia (Tiara and QB polo shirt) as well as recite the Queens’ Being Creed along with fellow inductees. After the induction, they are also qualified for the retreat and LYS Awards.

Yes, there is a non-refundable Commitment Fee of $100 per child, per year. This can be paid outright by the parent or the applicant can receive sponsorships. This payment is required by the end of the first month of the active semester. These funds go directly into the QB Finances.

No. Each child is subject to rejection from the program if the child isn't willing to actively participate in the program. There is a cap on the number of applicants we can accept and therefore, we must make sure that the accepted applicants are taking the program seriously




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If you have a question that has not been answered in this section, please CONTACT US with your question and we will get back to you promptly. Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to meeting your child and family.

CONTACT US

info@lowcountryyouth.org
(843) 375-6474
PO Box 62215
North Charleston, SC 29483