Project DIVA – Minneapolis, MN


Founder: Neda Kellogg

Neda KelloggProject Diva, founded by Neda Kellogg, strives to instill in young ladies a high level of self-respect through speakers from all walks of life, topics of discussions, break-out sessions, journaling, e-mentoring and internships that will encourage them to strive to reach their highest potential in careers and in life.


“Motivating one Young Lady at a Time.”

Keys to Success:

  • Establishment of network through relationships
  • Hands-on experiences
  • Learn accountability
  • Managing dreams
  • Encouraging teamwork
  • Addressing personal responsibility
  • Opening doors to possibilities
  • Acknowledge self-acceptance
  • Confidence, persistence and resilience
  • Believing in goals and going after them
  • Reflective problem solving



Afro Puffs and Ponytails is constantly searching for information about clubs and organizations to provide as resources for parents and community organizers. It is our hopes that each resource provided will serve to build confidence, enhance self esteem, instill leadership skills, empower, uplift and educate our African American girls. We are not recommending these programs, but offering a starting point for you to conduct your own evaluation and research about whether a program is right for your child.

 For an up-to-date listing of other programs for African American girls within the USA, please click here.

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  1. Moriel Wimes, 10 years ago

    Hello, My name is Moriel Wimes and my friend,Tanisha Foster, and I are starting a program called Sister to Sister. We are both 18 year olds looking to make a difference. This program enlightens young girls about being aware of their sexual health, and self worth. We will be bringing along some of our other friends to also dicuss some of the issues concerning young black females. We also hope to make special connections with the girls, and want to reach out to them to let them know we are here for them. I can be reached at 612-719-4907, and Tanisha can be reached at 612-594-1703. We hope to hear from you soon!

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