The Tyra Banks TZONE Foundation has given donations to the following amazing nonprofits. Please read how girls and young women are creating their futures with the help of these outstanding organizations.
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Facility
Lower Eastside Girls Club
New York, NY
Sadie Nash Leadership Project
The Girls Project
New York, NY
The Girls Project ‘s mission is to empower girls and create a safe space and environment for girls by working with public schools and community organizations, providing materials, curricula and training on the core issues of health and wellness, nutrition and positive body image for girls. The three main themes of Girls Project programming are: 1) Establishing a Safe Space, where girls feel respected and safe to ask difficult questions and get honest answers, 2) Building Key Skills, which includes effective communication, critical thinking and creative expression, 3) Engaging in Art and Action, which includes performances and discussions that teach girls to be proud of their bodies, whatever shape or size.
Girls in the Game
TZONE is helping get girls on the playing fields and into their own space to engage in sports fitness and healthy lifestyle choices in Chicago. Girls in the Game promotes sports and fitness opportunities, health and nutrition education, and leadership and life-skills development to enhance girls’ overall health and well-being and it aims to reduce the barriers girls face in sports and activities that promote healthy lifestyle choices.
Young Chicago Authors
GirlSpeak is a program of Young Chicago authors which uses writing as a gateway to explore, discuss, and exchange ideas on feminism, power, body image, street harassment, and other issues of importance to teen girls. Participants present critiques of society as well as complex portraits of their lives through writing, performance, and discussion. The program is designed to create community among girls, forge new trust, and develop political awareness through the creative arts and youth leadership. The girls publish and have the opportunity to perform their work at open mic nights and poetry slams.
Motivating Our Students Through Experience
Los Angeles, CA
Motivating Our Students Through Experience, or MOSTE, is a one-on-one mentoring organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of gang involvement, reducing teen pregnancy rates, alleviating poverty, protecting against abusive relationships, preventing substance abuse, and reducing school drop out rates for inner city girls. Recognizing the importance of countering these negative pressures that begin early in a girl’s life, MOSTE offers girls the chance to be involved a one-on-one mentoring relationship with a female role model, workshops at their schools and offers organized group activities such as College tours, career fairs, and community service work.
Downtown Women's Center
Los Angeles, CA
Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) provides housing, case management, meals, and supportive resources to homeless and very low-income women in downtown Los Angeles. DWC offers women the resources they need to reconnect with their sense of self and meet personal goals that have become lost in the day-to-day struggle for survival on the streets.
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