The University of Arkansas has invited Six Brown Chicks of Chicago to participate in Dream B.I.G., (Believing In Girls), an overnight camp for 50 at-risk teen girls. Dream B.I.G. started on Saturday, March 16th and will go through Wednesday, March 20th, 2013.
Dream B.I.G. 2012 in Fayetteville consisted of 30 female student mentors facilitating an overnight camp March 18-22 at Mount Sequoyah for 42 7th-12th grade girls from Marvell High School of the Arkansas Delta.
Community leaders in the Marvell-Elaine school district have identified a strong need for positive role models to engage with the high population of teen girls living in conditions of poverty, physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect, high teenage pregnancy rates, high drop-out rates, and lack of motivation to pursue higher education.
Dream B.I.G. Fayetteville created a cultural shift for the Marvell-Elaine girls by exposing them to an area of the state that is geographically and economically diverse with an emphasis in the arts and higher education.
Well, this year (2013), the Six Brown Chicks, composed of authors, business owners, relationship counselors, journalists and philanthropists, are joining forces to participate in the Dream B.I.G. program to share their lives, experiences, testimonies and be positive role models. In a world full of violence, bullying, disappointments and failure, our teens desperately need positive voices and living examples of success.
Congratulations, ladies! Dream B.I.G.