If you have a daughter between the ages of 8 and 18, and you want to reaffirm her significance, there is no better way to do it in West Alabama than with the Pretty Brown Girl Club 88.

Pretty Brown Girl Club 88 began with Kerri Ash, a local community activist.  Kerri was looking to celebrate her birthday in a way that would be of service to those other than herself. She wanted to make a lasting impact.

Through research, she became aware of Pretty Brown Girls.

So, that year, Kerri organized a day of activities to empower young ladies. From there, she sought to create a local chapter of the organization, and Club 88 was born.  Each year since in the month of February, young ladies and their parents or female influences have gathered at the Weeping Mary Activity Center to celebrate the accomplishments of young ladies and women, to receive words of encouragement, and to challenge themselves and each other to be model citizens while agreeing to be supportive to each other.

They’ve participated in a number of service and community events, including Tuscaloosa Lemonade Day and Tuscaloosa Community Clean Up Days.   Check out the photos from some of their various events here.

This year’s Pretty Brown Girl Day is quickly approaching.  Registration is required.  The cost is $5 per girl with the addition of two new or gently used books.  The girls will be taking part in a service project to build little curbside libraries for the community.

Be sure to register your girls or feel free to be a sponsor.