Special to the Journal
Albany, Ga – The founder of an Atlanta based mentoring program designed to provide family oriented support to females ages 10 to 21 years old using wisdom, empathy and respect will be the keynote speaker at the Albany State University Lecture Series, Thursday, Feb. 28 at 9:50 a.m. in the Student Center Ballroom located on the campus.Gabrielle Starr is the founder and CEO of Ladies of Favor, Inc.
The program promotes abstinence and spiritual guidance, increases self- esteem and builds leadership skills. It has been featured on CNN and Nickelodeon’s Nick News Show with Linda Ellerbee. Starr has presented talks at the National Association of Black Social Workers, the Georgia Department of Human Services, ASU’s Department of Social Work, the Department of Family and Children Services Independent Living Program, the Clark Atlanta University Women Empowerment conference, schools and churches.
The ASU alumna graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree of social work and a master’s in social work from Clark Atlanta University. Currently, she is pursuing a doctorate in the discipline.
Funded by Title III the program is free and open to the public. For more information about the lecture contact the ASU Office of Teaching, Learning and Scholarship at (229) 430-1632.