Becoming Empowered through Education Inc. (B.E.E. Club) is a nonprofit organization based out of Atlanta, which is an after school peer mentoring group for teen girls. The organization was founded in 2013 with 100 girls at Westlake High School in Fulton County. Today, the organization has welcomed over 300 girls in Atlanta, and is now expanding its program to Athens-Clarke County.
The B.E.E. Club offers a community catalyst after-school program that connects high school girls with the tools and resources necessary to become organizational leaders in their schools and communities. In the B.E.E. Club, senior girls organize a safe space for underclassmen girls to engage in peer-led meetings, workshops, service projects, and events.Mission and Vision
We provide youth girls with the tools and resources to become organizational leaders in their schools and communities.
The B.E.E. Club aims to inspire personal and professional development for female-identified students by teaching life-skills through leadership and community engagement. Through peer mentorship, life-skills learning, youth advocacy, and community collaboration, we hope to empower youth girls to independently navigate life both inside and outside of the classroom.The B.E.E. Club for Girls at Cedar Shoals
The Athens-Clarke County Library was awarded a Community Catalyst grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services in 2018 to create a partnership with the University of Georgia School of Social Work with the goal of becoming a trauma-informed library. The two-year initiative includes social work internships at the library, trauma-informed training for all staff, and the establishment of the B.E.E. Club, an after school peer mentoring group.