Growing up as a teenage girl, Erica realized the difficulty of being a young woman in today’s society. She recalls how much of an influence the media, her environment, and her peers had on her perception of young womanhood. There was so much pressure everyday to conform to the idea of young womanhood that everyone else thought was acceptable. She witnessed many of her friends travel down the wrong path because of their lack of guidance and perspective. Teenage girls are the most impressionable group, which means that during these years it is rewarding to expose them to positive life experiences. Looking back, she saw how rewarding it would be to be a part of a group of ladies that valued sisterhood, self- empowerment and the willingness to work toward their goals.
As a result, Erica founded Gifted Girls of Grace.
This year, after the loss of Erica in July of 2017 we want to ensure her legacy lives on forever through Gifted Girls of Grace. This year will be our first annual kickoff in her honor and we want to raise enough to have this event be everything Erica would've dreamed. Additionally, this year we will launch the very first Erica D. Lanier book scholarship. We are so grateful for your support and excited to come together in honor of her brilliance, elegance and revolutionary spirit February 24th, 2018.
- Valerie Henderson
- Alexis Sims
- Willie Lanier
- Diana Smith
- Dennis Lanier
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