GBP Newsletter 2010
It’s 2010 and The Girl Blue Project is doing it again! Our summer session is filled with new and improved classes. Following in the footsteps of our first lady, Michelle Obama, The Girl Blue Project is providing classes to combat a disease that is overwhelming our nation; obesity. For years it has been a dream to incorporate food and nutrition workshops as part of our curriculum and now that dream has come true. We are excited to partner with the Dreams Are Possible (D.A.P.) organization founded by Lesa Bentley. D.A.P. is a non profit organization that promotes health awareness by teaching courses in nutrition and healthy cooking. D.A.P believes that everyone has a right to a fresh and healthy lifestyle regardless of economic circumstances or ethnic background and so do we! Girl Blue is going to do all we can to teach our girls about healthy living options in hopes that they will pass this on to their families. For more information about the D.A.P. organization please visit them at www.dreamsarepossible.org.
Physical, mental and spiritual health is the focus this summer. We will continue our classes in yoga, money management, women’s health and HIV education, life skills, etiquette and of course the performing arts. This summer promises to be creative, fun and empowering!!
Program dates for the 2010 summer session are July 19th through August 20th, Monday through Friday from 8am to 3pm at The Hayworth, 2511 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd fl. You may print an application from our website at www.thegirlblueproject.org. Orientation is Saturday, July 17th from 10am to 3pm. The application deadline is July 12th.
The Girl Blue Project is grateful to the Los Angeles City College Theatre Arts Department for their constant support. Our performance will be presented on campus at the El Camino Theatre, August 20th at 8pm. You don’t want to miss the Girl Blue performances. They are amazing!!!
IN LOVING MEMORY: Marissa Urbina (Girl Blue 2005) passed recently at the early age of 19 due to injuries suffered in a car accident. Marissa had the brightest smile and personality and dreamed of a modeling and acting career. She was beautiful inside and out and naturally talented. We are proud that she graced the floors of Girl Blue. On August 20, 2010 The Girl Blue Project will dedicate the culmination performance to Marissa and her family especially her mother Sherna St. Rose who was an active parent at Girl Blue.