On Thursday (August 16), I had to pleasure of attending the Saving Our Daughters and “Esme & Roy” Backpack Drive at the Barack H. Obama Magnet School of Technology in Atlanta.
HBO partnered with Saving Our Daughters to provide school supplies to kindergarten girls featuring the new Sesame Workshop animated series, “Esme & Roy.”
“Esme & Roy” is all about two friends that go on a journey in their make-believe world with their animal friends.
The wonderful backpack drive was hosted by special guests LaTavia Roberson (formerly of Destiny’s Child), Precious Harris (“T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle“), Desiree Ross (“Greenleaf“) and Mz. Shyneka of Hot 107.9.
The ladies discussed bullying with the beautiful kindergarten girls and offered them inspiring words of encouragement and affirmations.
After receiving their backpacks, loaded with goodies, the Cinderellas were treated to delicious cupcake bites before returning to class.
See photos from the wonderful and fun-filled event below.
Saving Our Daughters, a 501 c-3 organization which works with girls from multicultural backgrounds through theater, film, culinary and literacy, to help them to overcome the many obstacles they face growing up: bullying (cyber, gossip, face-to-face), dating abuse, domestic violence and other esteem slayers. Saving Our Daughters creates the tools to get teen girls discussing key issues and fired up to take the power away from negative issues as celebrity supported art programs, educate girls beyond the borders of a traditional classroom.
Saving Our Daughters initiatives are rooted in the arts and entertainment and focus on reaching thousands of teen girls and youth across the country with help from celebrity, corporate and community partners, making it possible to spark positive thoughts and actions.
Saving Our Daughters took on a deeper meaning in 2009, when the Founders Debbie and Curtis Benjamin’s youngest daughter, Iliss Marie, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. In 2011, she sadly lost her battle to cancer at 12 years old. Since 2014, the engine of Curtis and Debbie’s work is now fueled by the devastating loss of his daughter.
Visit SavingOurDaughters.org for more!