In 2012, The Flourish Foundation was formally incorporated by Sherie Hodge after spending the majority of her career in the news industry. While working on countless editorials highlighting the country's social economic challenges, it became clear why change was needed on both national and regional levels. With her ongoing volunteer work, engaging with residents at several local women's shelters and recognizing the parallel between her own personal childhood obstacles, Hodge was compelled to heighten her involvement in the community and create an organization that focused on self-development. She began her philanthropic journey by connecting a small group of women who shared the same belief—young girls who lack self esteem, fewer resources or positive role models should always have an opportunity to grow.
The organization strongly believes that it is our duty to ensure that our young ladies have the emotional support needed in order to thrive. The mission derives from the dire need for more accessible programs focused on building positive self-esteem through quality self development programs. Today, thousands support the Flourish movement by contributing their time and resources to ensure that there are more options available to those who desire to succeed.
We believe that it is vital for our young women to be encouraged and that failure, based on circumstance, should never be an option.
"Failure based on circumstance should never be an option."
Meet Our Team
Who We Are
We're a local volunteer-based organization focused on the development of signature programs for young girls that offer a series of in-depth life skill sessions that include topics ranging from financial literacy to health and wellness. All participants attend the programs, free of charge, with the opportunity to gain invaluable personal development tools. Our facilitators consist of volunteers who are leading professionals in various fields including finance, medicine, technology, art and education.
What We Do
We plant purpose. Our mission is deeply rooted in the importance of harnessing the power of self-worth using it to rise above adversity. Our programs also highlight the necessity of esteem and leadership building through keynote presentations, open discussion forums, conflict resolution training and other vital tools to promote the positive growth of disadvantaged young women. Our result—a diverse network of supporters who help us nourish minds throughout Metro Atlanta and surrounding areas.