Tyra Banks will host a gala dubbed the “Flawsome Ball” to benefit the Tyra Banks Tzone at the Lower East Side Girls Club, which happens to be the first GIRLS club in New York City! Go Tyra! This facility is so amazing and necessary, many celebrities and benefactors have jumped at the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young girls. The ball is co-chaired by entertainment mogul Tyler Perry and guru Deepak Chopra as well as Ray Chambers and Mary Callahan Erdoes. The host committe consist of Rosario Dawson, Soledad O’ Brian, Rachel Ray, Christy Turlington Burns, Lara Spencer, Johnathan Adler, Kelly Cutrone, Ken Mok and more!The event will be held on October 18th and will feature a performance by Drake.
The Flawsome Ball takes its name from a word coined by Ms. Tyra that combines “flaws” and “awesome” to celebrate individuality. It will be held Oct. 18.
The Tyra Banks TZONE at the Lower Eastside Girls Club will be a leadership development center within the Girls Club. Through a rich mix of career development workshops, mentoring, experiential learning opportunities, financial literacy initiatives and community-wide events, hundreds of preteens and teens will build self-esteem, achieve greatness in their lives, and prepare for life as entrepreneurs and change-makers in the world. Tyra formed Tzone in 1999 as a weeklong camp for girls, but the organization is now making a permanent, physical home at the Lower East Side Girls Club.
The Lower Eastside Girls Club Center for Community, New York City’s first and only Girls Club facility, is currently under construction on Avenue D between 7th and 8th Streets in Manhattan. 78 units of mixed income housing above the Girls Club are being developed by Dermot, through NYC’s Department of Housing Preservation & Development.
We expect to open the doors to the new 30,000 sq foot Girls Club in early 2013. This sustainably built “green” state-of-the-art building will enable us to triple our program capacity to over 1500 girls per week. When the doors open to our new building, girls will enter a new world filled with hope, imagination and possibility for the future.
The Lower East Side Girls club will have everything you can imagine that will prepare not only young girls, but their families as well to conquer their dreams and reach their fullest potential. The club and Tzone will include The Sweet Things Baking Company and Community Café, Culinary Education Center and commercial kitchen, Fair Trade Gift Shop and Book Store, Technology Core / IT Center, The Library & Academic Support Center, Counseling, Career and Leadership Center, Health and Wellness Center, Educational classes and events, art studios, Science and Environmental Education Center, Internet Radio Station , Screening Room and The Art + Community Gallery.
The amount of people who’s lives will be changed for the better is immeasurable. Tyra Banks is a humanitarian and hero. We wish you and your girls the best. May God Bless Tyra and Tzone!
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