Empowering young women through personal, professional, community, cultural development, mentoring and entrepreneurship with a focus on the creation of jobs in our local and global communities.
In 2011, GGI began as part of a church ministry seeking to combat many of the ills and challenges facing young women ages 12-18. As the progression of the ministry and need of the community continued to expand, systematic steps were taken to organize for a greater impact. GGI formally became a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization in 2014 with an intention of impacting girls around the world. Now, through conferences, classes, talk sessions and other initiatives, hundreds of young women have been trained, inspired and motivated to believe in and walk out their destinies. Girls are coached on insights which support a strong self-esteem as an essential element in today’s changing and challenging world.
What We Offer
Annual all day conferences that creatively cover relevant topics while infusing fun and interactive activities. Conference topics include, but are not limited to:
The Real World of Social Media
What To Wear/What Not To Wear
What Is a Real Relationship?
Skin Care Essentials
Identifying and Fulfilling Your Purpose
Take Care of Your Hair
To Be Real (TBR) monthly talk sessions targeting various issues and finding solutions to:
Women’s Portrayal in Mainstream Media
Why Is Being Popular, Popular?
Teen Dating Violence
Believing In Me
Respecting Yourself and Others
The Path For Your Future
GGI Gives Back initiatives that serve communities both locally and globally. Initiatives include, but are not limited to:
Writing letters to US army soldiers deployed to Afghanistan
Donating personal hygiene care packages to homeless mothers and children
Creating handmade sachets for residents of a local senior facility
Collecting and donating pillowcases that were converted to dresses and shorts for children in Africa
Challenging all girls to perform random acts of kindness in their own communities and peer groups
Kimberly R. Tibbs, Founder
Born in Atlanta, GA, Kimberly R. Tibbs graduated from Clark Atlanta University earning a BA in Mass Communications. She then went on to complete her Georgia Educator Certification in both Early Childhood Education and Middle Grades for Language Arts and Social Studies from Mercer University. She went on to obtain a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Coppin State University. Mrs. Tibbs successfully taught for seventeen years in the Marietta City School system in Georgia where she received many awards and accolades both locally and state-wide. She is passionate about the education and development of youth, particularly young women. Mrs. Tibbs is the wife of Dr. J. Calvin Tibbs, mother of two daughters and a son, and grandmother of a beautiful baby girl!
“My senior year I ended up pregnant with a baby girl. I thought I wasn’t loved or wanted because I lost friends. After I attended this conference, I know that I am loved and wanted and made it through my mistake.”
“This is my 2nd year here. I have been through a lot in my life. I have self-harmed myself for the past 4 years, I stopped a year ago because of this conference. I thank you guys for everything.”
“When I was younger, I was bullied and that caused me to have low self-esteem. Although I have a high self-esteem, that still weighs on me from time to time. Today taught me that I am not status quo. I am not what he or she perceives to be beautiful or popular. I am beautiful and unique.”
“Keep this program going strong – these young women need something like this to stimulate their minds in a different light.