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Pageant is kickoff for mentor program for teen girls
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Cheron K. Griffin and her non-profit, CKG Ministries of Hinesville are launching what they are calling the Grow A Girl Network with a pageant, “Color Me Bad: A Night of Fashion and Creative Arts” on May 15 at the Celebration Castle in Ludiwici.
Auditions for contestants and dancers will be from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 9, at the TOP Christian Bookstore, next to Poole’s Deli at 406 B South Main Street in Hinesville. The winner will represent the network with speaking engagements to underserved and underprivileged girls.
Griffin said the goal of the pageant is to form a group of girls to mentor, motivate, and encourage.
When she lived in Fairbanks, Alaska, Griffin developed Creativity Ministry of the Arts teaching dance to children and young adults. In 2002, she and her husband, Tony L. Griffin, started True Deliverance Praise and Worship Center in Cavazzale, Italy, which continues to serve the African and American communities there. Griffin says she has also done mission work and ministered in Bungoma and Nairobi, Kenya, Africa, in 2005 and 2007.
Her new organization is to serve girls between the ages of 12 and 18 years of age in this area. The mission, she said, is to build core values and self esteem through mentoring, conflict resolution, leadership skills and entrepreneurship training, seminars and conferences, group travel, experiencing the arts, and the use of gifts and talents (art/music/drama/dance).
Griffin has written two books: “What About the Children: Listening to Their Heart’s Cry” in collaboration with 25 teen mothers from Philadelphia and “From the Heart of a Woman: Her Pain, Her Passion, Her Reality.”
For more information, go to or call (347) 446-8995.
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