The DNA Unique event is an all girls slumber party for girls ages 10-16. This initiative is very near and dear to our hearts. It’s said that the events and conditions we experience during our formative years molds us into who we are and how we view the world as adults. It is so important to help young girls understand that they are worthy – worthy of their dreams, worthy of healthy relationships, worthy of having a voice and being heard. If someone doesn’t feel worthy, they will often do things they don’t really want to do, because they don’t have the strength or courage to say otherwise.
When girls feel confident about their worth, they feel confident to love who they are, embrace their uniqueness, and fulfill their life’s dreams. DNA stands for Dream Big, Navigate through life’s challenges and Achieve your Ambitions.
Since it’s inception in 2015, 550 girls have attended our one-of-a-kind DNA Unique slumber party!
DNA Unique 2017 was a success! This year, the theme was Celebrating Girls Around the World! Over 200 girls attended the event, where they learned about the cultures and everyday lives of girls across the globe, learning that, while we may look, talk, and act differently…in the end, we are more alike than we are different!
We kicked off the night in style, with a performance from Nina Renae and Kynnedi. Girls were treated to a special, surprise performance from female law enforcement officers during the opening performance!
The theme for DNA UNIQUE 2017 was Celebrating Girls Around the World! The girls spent the night learning about different cultures and the everyday lives of the girls in different countries. The girls learned that, while we may have a lot differences, in the end, we are more alike than we are different!
During the night, the girls broke out into small groups to learn more about the cultures of the different countries. Groups then performed a short skit or dance routine that showcased their knowledge about the different cultures. To view the videos of these performances, please click the link for each group!
- To see the awesome news story News4Jax put together, click here!
- To view our DNA Unique 2017 Facebook Album, click here!
A HUGE thank-you to our DNA UNIQUE 2017 sponsors!