Established in 2005 by Midtown resident Tonja Murphy , the Ladybug Club is a 501 (c)(3) community-based girls mentoring program for ages 6 – 14. The Ladybug Club is designed to empower young ladies on how to become civic minded about family and community. Additionally, it teaches the value of education, self confidence and self sufficiency.
With the first Ladybug Club meetings being held in the living room of Ms. Murphy’s home, the Ladybug enrollment boasts over 40 girls and has since relocated the meeting sites to facilities within Midtown. The monthly activities are designed to promote character building through team-building exercises, educational workshops, teen topic forums, sporting events, and field trips.
2010 Activities Included:
Attend International Ballet Competition
Summer Reading Wrap Up
Science Fair Presentation Assistance
Bags full of Love (seniors)
United Way National Day of Service- painted hopscotch at United Way
Valentine’s Day Party (seniors)
Care packages to female prisoners
Delivered fans to seniors
Etiquette and Life Skills
Created mother/daughter emergency connection code
For more information on enrollment or how you can get involved contact Tonja Murphy at (601) 278-4688.
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