No one ever wants to admit when they’ve fallen under the love spell–especially when it’s only been a week. But after a week with the young ladies in my summer program, S.W.A.G.G. Academy, I must say that I am quite smitten with them. The girls, who fall between the ages of 11-15, keep me on my toes. While I’m teaching them about self-image and character development, writing and poetry, they are teaching me patience and understanding. They are showing me that there is so much potential for young black girls to succeed in life. They are teaching me how to love…<3 <3 <3
Our first day on the campus of Coppin State University.
The girls are sitting on the AKA bench in the yard.
A few of the girls posing with photographer and movie director Alvin Gray.