DECEMBER 17, 2011 | BALA GOLF CLUB
Saturday night at the Bala Golf Club an organization called TEENSHOP INC. held it’s first Annual Teenshop GALA which was inspiring, refreshing and edifying for me. It is great to see young women with a positive sense of purpose and direction. All the young ladies were there to party with a purpose. Each woman (in keeping with Teenshop’s mission to make a difference in the community) brought unwrapped gifts and toys to be donated to the Philadelphia People’s Emergency Center for the Holiday season.
Teenshop, Inc., founded in 1985, is one of the nation’s longest running week-end empowerment programs dedicated exclusively to the positive development of adolescent girls. Students 13 to 18 who are not teen parents are eligible to join.
Elleanor Jean Hendley, an Emmy Award-winning former CBS 3 Eyewitness News education reporter and talk show producer/host, and a former public school teacher. Teenshop was the catalyst for Girls Achieve, a school day program created in 2005 to empower middle school girls. TEENSHOP, INC. has enrolled more than three thousand girls and all graduates go to college or professional schools. GIRLS ACHIEVE , has empowered hundreds of girls in the School District of Philadelphia.
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