On May 4, 2014, the Junior League of Tampa’s Girl Power Project joined with the J. Joseph Salon in Land O’ Lakes, FL for a fabulous pampering event. Young women residing at Joshua House were able to spend an evening at the spa where they relaxed while getting their hair and nails done. The young women were also able to enjoy food from Tijuana Flats, sparkling cider, and desserts including a chocolate fountain. The young ladies were also able to take a fantastic goody bag home with several beauty items to continue enjoying after the event.
This spectacular event was also the year-end party celebrating Girl Power’s successful first year. The project has helped the young women at Joshua House realize that they can follow their dreams. The Junior League of Tampa is excited to continue its commitment to the young ladies at Joshua House for years to come.
About the Girl Power Project
This year the Junior League of Tampa introduced a new project, Girl Power. The mission of the project is to promote literacy, scholarship, nutrition, and positive self-image to young women in foster care currently residing at Joshua House. One Saturday each month Junior League volunteers will present a different themed event to present to the young women of Joshua House. The goal of the project is to improve the life of the young women by showing their lives can improve for the better and that their past does not dictate their destiny, to increase opportunity for academic success for at-risk students, and to decrease the number of youth entering the juvenile justice system by reducing the economic and social cost of juvenile delinquency and helping prepare youth to become productive tax-paying adults.