Higher esteem leads to better decisions.
Children with high self-esteem tend to assume responsibility, take pride in their accomplishments, tolerate frustration, handle peer pressure appropriately, attempt new tasks and challenges while successfully handling negative and positive emotions.
Unfortunately, those who do not possess these traits combined with social or economical hardships often result in failure. The Flourish Foundation, Inc. is focused on developing programs that provide support for disadvantaged youth who seek the opportunity to gain valuable personal development tools and receive support for academic achievement.
2017 Board of Directors
Sherie Hodge, Board President
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Andrea Bibbs, Board Vice President
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Kendra Ferguson, Board Secretary
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Charrisse Butler, Board Treasurer
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Lericia Harris, Board Member
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Latoshia Sims, Board Member
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Tayler James, Board Member
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Who We Are
In 2012, the vision of The Flourish Foundation was formally incorporated by Sherie Hodge after spending the majority of her career in the news industry. While working on countless editorials highlighting the country's social economic challenges, it became clear why change was needed on both national and regional levels. With her ongoing volunteer work, engaging with residents at several local women's shelters and recognizing the parallel between her own personal childhood obstacles, Hodge was compelled to heighten her involvement in the community and create an organization that focused on self-development.
She began her philanthropic journey by connecting a small group of mothers who shared the same belief—young girls who lack self esteem, fewer resources or positive role models should always have an opportunity to grow. The organization strongly believes that it is our duty to ensure that our young ladies have the emotional support needed in order to thrive. The mission derived from the need for more accessible programs that were focused on building positive self-esteem through quality self development programs. Today, many support the Flourish movement by contributing their time and resources to ensure that there are more options available to those who desire to succeed.
We believe that it is vital for our young women to be encouraged that failure, based on circumstance, should never be an option. The base of our program evolves around the revelation of self-worth and the necessity to rise above adversity.
What We Do
The Flourish Foundation, Inc. is focused on launching a signature program in Georgia that offers a series of in-depth self empowerment sessions and workshops that include topics such as financial literacy, health awareness and college prep counseling. Our program also highlights esteem and leadership building through keynote presentations, open discussion forums, conflict resolution training and other vital tools to promote the positive growth of disadvantaged young women.
Contributing to The Flourish Foundation, Inc. means supporting the positive growth of young women who seek change. Our goal is to provide exposure, teach life skills and support the rise of self-confidence with each girl we serve. With your help, we can accomplish so much more.