Congratulations to the 2014 class of graduates of The From Girls to Pearls Program! From Girls to Pearls is a component of the Gamma Zeta Zeta Education Foundation. The program serves female adolescents of color "to prepare themselves—physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, and culturally for passage from childhood to teen."
On Sunday, May 6th, the Gamma Zeta Zeta Education Foundation presented 20 young teens from Central Ohio. Ms Teresa Moillet of Channel 10tv served as Mistress of Ceremonies. Each princess completed three-hour rites of passage courses at The Ohio State University and 4 dance rehearsals at Thompson Recreation Center; for approximately 30+hours of training. Course titles included the ABC's of Finance, Becoming a Pearl Charm School, and an Honor thy Mother Dinner where chefs taught the young girls how to prepare a meal in the state of the art instructional kitchen at The Ohio State University. The Civic Engagement session was taught by notable Judge Guy Reese. The Celebration Ball was held at the Makoy Center at 4pm with a reception at 3pm. Each princess has an escort to the ball in which escorts participated in approximately 10 hours of etiquette and enrichment based training. The princess waltz was a beautiful highlight to the evening.
The 2014 class of From Girls to Pearls included teens from Columbus City Schools, Grace Christian School, Pickerington Local Schools, Reynoldsburg City Schools, and Whitehall City Schools! Congratulations girls and congratulations to Committee Chair Cathy Mock for an awesome program!