Jennifer L. Christian's story began as a young girl being taught that blessings should bless others and that is what she continued throughout adulthood. I believe giving is not an act you only do during the holiday season, but it is 365 days a year always showing acts of kindness and gratitude. The Bible teaches in Matthew 25: "Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me." Some teachings I hold dear to my heart and feel it is my obligation to not only help others in need but to also lend a helping hand.
My goal is to provide young girls a community filled with hope and involvement into each other's lives. An organization showing young girls the positives that are available for them instead of the negatives that are so often presented to them, on a daily basis. The excitement I receive from not only promoting the best for young girls but to also see the impact and positive role models in society they have grown to be makes me very proud. Watching them grow to become college graduates, continuing their friendships as well as mentoring to others has pushed my passion to continue this mission to not only support other organizations but to know there’s an even greater need to help young girls be the best they can be, inspire others and know their importance in society; hence the creation of ‘My Girl’ organization.
I look forward to helping improve the negative statistics in the Memphis, TN and surrounding areas. Memphis is listed as the poorest city in America with other statistics such as the highest level of education for young girls being a high school diploma with the next being some college education and the numbers gradually lessen. I want to inspire young girls to know they matter; that education is important, and to not be afraid of where they come from, not to be ashamed of who they are, and of course to instill philanthropy in them as well as offer a program that once they graduate and continue to be outstanding young women in society, they remain connected to ‘My Girl’ and able to feed back into the program what was given to them.