Girls of Grace Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded June 2016 based out of Fayetteville, NC. We are dedicated to empowering every girl to be the best version of herself. Our organization is centered around girls ages 13-19 years old with a focus on shaping girls into successful, elite and prosperous women of society; however, we have incorporated a college girl component.
Girls of Grace Foundation, Inc.'s mission is to cultivate a circle of sisterhood
in which at-risk teen girls can be mentored by providing a safe-haven and preparation for college, entrepreneurship and occupation (CEO). Our vision is to improve social competence, academic achievement and self-esteem while avoiding high-risk behavior to ensure each girl is awarded an equal opportunity for success.
We loved every minute of our journey! At 22 years old our founder, Kendra Conyers, wanted to make a difference. While competing in Los Angeles, CA for the title of MISS California 2013, Kendra decided to follow her passion of mentoring young girls. The idea stemmed from volunteer work Kendra completed in school systems throughout Compton, CA where she discovered that young girls had little positive influence or guidance outside of the home. It wasn't long before Kendra realized that she was truly making a difference by volunteering and spending time with girls on a one on one basis. After relocating to Atlanta, in June of 2016, Kendra set out to find ways to birth The Girls of Grace Foundation, Inc. Her idea was to visit different youth centers and after-school programs for volunteer work in order to better understand the needs of her targeted population. By September 2016, Kendra had placed her first program at Club Xhell Youth Life Center in Riverdale, GA.
Kendra L Conyers is a native of Fayetteville, NC where she attended E. E. Smith High School. She is an NC Real Estate Broker and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Kendra holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family.