O - Youth Development

Simply Girls, Inc.

Simply Girls Inc. is committed to providing the tools and resources for all girls that will lead them to become productive citizens and active leaders in their communities. Simply Girls encourages and mentors girls to aspire and achieve greatness academically, emotionally and creatively.

SKJAJA Fund

SKJAJA Fund’s mission is to provide underprivileged children in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC the opportunity to participate in social and educational enrichment activities such as, but not limited to: team sports or camps, art or dance classes, educational camps; school band/orchestra, etc. In return for the funding received, recipients are required to "pay it forward" by completing a community service project.

The Arts Empowerment Project

The Arts Empowerment Project believes in the transformative power of art to heal and inspire children impacted by violence and abuse. Our organization connects court-involved and at-risk children to existing arts and enrichment opportunities in Charlotte, and funds their tuition. In addition to connecting youth to existing arts opportunities, our organization develops and implements several programs per year.

Philharmonic Association, Inc.

The mission of the Philharmonic Association is to provide an opportunity for young musicians to learn, understand, and perform all genres of great classical and jazz music, to provide professional training to promote the students’ participation in and lifelong understanding and love of great classical and jazz music, and to increase family awareness and community interest to ensure continuing appreciation of, participation in, and financial support of these musical activities.