Poetry Slam Fundraiser to be hosted by PEARLS For Teen Girls

October 29, 2020

PEARLS for Teen Girls, a dynamic and innovative leadership development non-profit serving girls in 5th through 12th grade in Milwaukee, is hosting a Poetry Slam Fundraiser on November 11, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., CST.

The event, hosted by actor, singer and former PEARLS girl LaChrisa Grandberry, will feature spoken word performances focused on female empowerment. Attendees will hear a special message from Executive Director, Gerry Howze, and a notable poetry performance by 2020 PEARLS Girls of the year, Charmeka Wells.

The event will be recorded live at The Cooperage and streamed to virtual audiences in the comfort and safety of their homes. The first 50 to register will receive a special event gift in the mail that will include some ingredients for a specialty CHEERS cocktail. Caitlin Cullen of the Tandem MKE and Alesia Miller of Soul Brew Kombucha show the audience how to make the drink during intermission. Every attendee will be entered into a raffle that will be drawn at the close of the event.

Admission is $5 and will be awarded to the winners of the poetry slam. Surplus admission fees and fundraising during the event will support the mission of PEARLS. To register visit: https://one.bidpal.net/cheers20

Questions regarding the event can be sent to haley.frieler@pearlsforteengirls.com.

About PEARLS for Teen Girls

PEARLS for Teen Girls was founded as a volunteer effort in 1993 by a local entrepreneur and grew into a nonprofit in 2002, with the mission to improve the quality of life and strengthen the community through the empowerment and support of young women. PEARLS girls are provided with self-development tools, guidance, and support to strive for better, brighter futures by living out the PEARLS values: Personal Responsibility, Empathy, Awareness, Respect, Leadership, and Support. Our research-based curriculum helps girls break through generational poverty, racism, teen pregnancy, and low academic achievement and gives them the tools to succeed in Milwaukee and beyond. To learn more visit: PEARLSforTeenGirls.com.