Since transitioning from her career as a TV producer in 2007, Aeshia DeVore Branch has dedicated her life to mentoring teen girls.
The alarming childhood obesity epidemic along with the void of entertaining yet positive fitness content and fitness events for young women (ages 13-22) led to the conception and rapid growth of her passionate venture. On her birthday November 19th, 2016, she leaned on the support of both men and women to empower and unite girls through fitness by teaming with donors, Aquafina and Jet Blue to launch a co-ed 90s Skate Party at Sparkles (Smyrna, GA) to recognize the charitable accomplishments of PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT and the "Teen Diaries Foundation".
Guests, including Amber Grimes (star of Oxygen's "Like A Boss") and Cortez Bryant (Lil Wayne's Manager), enjoyed a variety of gourmet tacos and pumpkin spiced caramel apples catered by chef Dorian Wallace and stayed hydrated with Aquafina and PACt® cranberry extract water.
After an evening of skating, TWO lucky donors, Christina Jenkins and Reco Moncell Gibson, scored TWO(2) round-trip tickets each to anywhere Jet Blue flies!
The FUNdraiser, which was DJ'd by music industry veteran Kawan Prather, aka "KP The Great", helped raise OVER $2,000 for the 501c3 nonprofit Teen Diaries, which will assist in funding free fitness and journalism programs for teen girls during the Spring 2017 semester.
Missed it? Watch the video recap below! Check out more photos here.
SAVE THE DATE: Aeshia's 2017 90s Skate Party is going down on Saturday November 18th, 2017 // doors open at 1145pm! We'll be celebrating the 10th year anniversary of Teen Diaries!!! MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors and Volunteers:
photo credit: B. Alyssa Trofort
How can you get involved?
SPREAD THE WORD: Follow Pretty Girls Sweat on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Tell a friend to tell a friend.
TAKE ACTION: Text PRETTYGIRLSSWEAT to 22828 to sign up for our newsletter and get details on all upcoming events!
MENTOR: Empower teen girls through fitness and career mentorship. Take a look at our schedule to register for upcoming events.
VOLUNTEER: Whether it's greeting guests, creating a fitness playlist, taking photos, capturing video footage or distributing snacks, we can always use an extra hand. Learn how you can get involved here.
SPONSOR: Donate space at your fitness studio, a free class, merchandise, healthy snacks, etc. to help us make fitness fun for teen girls. Email firstname.lastname@example.org details on how to become a brand partner.
GIVE BACK: As a for-profit digital media, e-commerce, and event management company, we love the opportunity we have to partner with the Teen Diaries Foundation and other charities that mirror our mission to empower teen girls through fitness. We have raised donations and sponsored our services for local and national charities. Interested in making a tax deductible donation to support free Pretty Girls Sweat programs in inner city communities? DONATE HERE!
SHOP: Support our mission to provide free fitness experiences to teen girls across the nation with your purchase at PrettyGirlsSweat.com/shop. A portion of profits are donated to our empowerment programs for teen girls.