We're participating in #GivingTuesday initiative from 12 am PST to 11:59 pm PST on December 3rd. For every $20 contributed to our campaign #Indiegogo will contribute $1 to our campaign. Please share the news with your family, friends and neighbors.
Founded in 2009, P.E.A.R.L.S is a community based program focused on empowering and mentoring girls, aged 5 -1 8 in Washington, DC. Our after-school programs focus on character development, community service, academic excellence and health and fitness. Our goal is to reduce teen pregnancy by 10% by 2023 while encouraging our sisters to be Powerful Educated Ambitious Respected Liberated Sisters.
Over the past four years, we’ve managed partnerships at Cesar Chavez Charter School - Parkside Campus, Hart Middle School, Fort Davis Community Center and Center City Charter School - Capitol Hill Campus. This school year, we’ve added Cesar Chavez Charter School - Capitol Hill Campus and SEED Public Charter School to our roster.
Why do we need the P.E.A.R.L.S Monologues???
We’re bringing the P.E.A.R.L.S movement to the theater with The P.E.A.R.L.S Monologues: For Young Girls Who Wear Pearls and we need your help to raise a portion of the funds, to start the development and production phase.
These intimate and personal stories will bring awareness to the challenges teen girls face and their efforts to overcome them. We, their parents, teachers, administrators, youth advocates and peers, need to hear these stories. They need to make some noise, so we can hear and better understand them.
There will be 5 performances in Washington, DC, starting in the Spring 2014 and a grand finale at the 2014 DC Capital Summer Fringe Festival.
Our monologues are:
Leave Me Be (bullying)
Single Young Mom (teen parenting)
Black & Blue (teen dating
Nickles & Dimes (poverty
SistaMom (raising siblings)
No, Not There (sexual abuse)
Jump In (gang violence)
Beyond (college bound)
My Parachute (LGBT)
Daddy’s Girl? (abandonment,
single parent household)
Mirror, Mirror (self-esteem,
Turn Up (substance, alcohol
& drug abuse)
Picture Freak (social media, sexting &
This is how we want to say thank you…..(see our great perks to the right).
Here’s how your generous contributions will be disbursed for the development and production stages:
$15,900 - Hire production staff and creative staff, purchase costumes, equipment, props
and travel expenses.
$8,950 - Rent space for auditions and rehearsals and secure venues.
$2,450 - Marketing and advertising.
$2,700 - Administrative and overhead expenses.
Help us make more noise!!!
We would sincerely appreciate it, if you make
some noise about us. Share our campaign via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, with
your family, friends, co-workers, friend of friends, everyone.