Young Girls of Color Leaders

An empowerment and leadership program for girls and young women of color that will provide them with opportunities to connect with one another, explore their voices through artistic expression (music, theater, painting, dance, photography, cuisine, and creative writing), and develop the skills needed to mentor and support other girls and young women of color in their communities. They will also learn about entrance to college and opportunities for scholarships.

Who can participate?

9-24 year-old girls of color and young women in our community. Predominantly Latina/Latinx, African American, Native, Indigenous, Afro-Latina girls, and girls from the border


Evansville, IN: Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science | Owensboro, KY: Owewnsboro Museum of Science and History

Join us June 2022 to February 2023


Featured Artist & Event

Latin and Afro-Colombian Artist Erica Parra

Latin and Afro-Colombian Artist Erica "Kika" Parra

Percussion session from July 6th-July 8th, 2022 | 10am-12pm with Erika “Kika” Parra, recording musician for Disney’s movie “Encanto” inspired in Colombia!

Incorporating arts, roots, and culture is always a focus in Parra’s classes for students of all ages. Get to know Erica “Kika” Parra and her musical background and how it all started. During the sessions, rhythms like Cumbia, Bullerengue, Chande, Seresesé, and Mapalé will be taught. Join her by experiencing some Afro-Colombian rhythm/dance explanations, techniques, and drum patterns from the North coast of Colombia. From Cumbia to Mapalé, you will learn how to do some Afro- Colombian drumming!

Featured Videos

Owensboro Group

Music choosen by girls and video adapted with guest Chris Berneking.

Evansville Group

Music written and performed by girls with guest Sasha Mangarre-Rodriguez "That Girl is Me".

In partnership with

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GrantMakers for Girls of Color

This Program is supported by the GrantMakers for Girls of Color, a fiscally sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) in New York