Who We Are
Mission & Values
Our philanthropic mission is to unite and empower all young girls to begin the journey towards living a healthier lifestyle at home, at school and through the advocacy of legislative policies on girls’ health locally and globally.
We believe that a girl is one of the most powerful driving forces of change and transformation in the world. Thus, we are committed to investing in girls health with a focus on the prevention of childhood obesity.
We have served thousands of girls throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area through strategic community partnerships and globally through our Project 1881 campaign.
Ladybug for Girls™ Foundation, Inc. empowers girls to be healthy and strong.
On February 2, 2008, in Clarkston, Georgia the first Ladybug for Girls health session was held at the Clarkston Community Center with 12 young Liberian refugee girls. Our founder, Trinita Ervin, realized that the inadequate resources for children within the health system in Atlanta could not continue, and it had to change.
Since launching in 2008, through research, policy advocacy, and health education, the Ladybug for Girls Foundation has served thousands of young girls and their families in DeKalb, Gwinnett and Fulton counties through our after-school programs, community workshops, and the installation of school gardens.
Every year since, our Ladybug for Girls ambassadors have blazed a trail to be their healthiest and make the world a better place. Ladybug for Girls offers every girl a chance to be equipped with the knowledge to choose to live a healthy life, have the confidence to believe their potential is boundless and foster healthy friendships.
Our philanthropic mission and comprehensive approach to the health of girls across metro Atlanta equips girls to navigate life through unity, self-empowerment, healthy living and advocacy centered programs. Today, we are the preeminent health-focused program for young girls within the Atlanta metropolitan area and we continue to provide health events and after-school programs for girls.
The Ladybug for Girls Foundation, Inc. is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit education organization. Donations and revenues from the program fees go towards the support of the organization’s educational and charitable initiatives in the U.S. and globally. As a non-profit, the Foundation has no owners or shareholders. In addition, no board members profit financially from the organization’s programs.
% of eating disorders are found in girls
% of girls are unhappy with their body image
years of age is when girls drop out of sports
million girls are not in school globally
"The partnership with Ladybug for Girls is a natural fit because both organizations are focused on making sure that girls understand the importance of nutrition and taking an active role in their personal health. We are excited to partner to promote girls health."
CEO, Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta (2011)
"I am so happy to work with Ladybug for Girls in recognition of American Heart Health month. If we can get our children to develop healthier habits, then I won't have to see them struggle to break very bad lifestyle choices down the road."
Dr. Kimberly Champney
Cardiologist, Northside Hospital Cardiovascular Care
(Past and Present)