Megan Thee Stallion’s Pete and Thomas Foundation has announced it’s joining forces with Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium for its inaugural Joy Is Our Journey Dream Bus Tour.
The free festival will start in Atlanta on August 20 and will stop in six other spots before concluding in Birmingham, Alabama on September 16 and 17 at the Black Girls Dream Conference.
Catering to young Black girls and gender-fluid youth from the ages of 12 to 24, each stop on the Joy Is Our Journey Dream Bus Tour will also include interactive workshops and programs focused on mental health, wellness, arts and culture, beauty, S.T.E.M., beauty, entrepreneurship and dream-building.
“I’m really excited to have The Pete and Thomas Foundation partner with the Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium on this special initiative,” Megan Thee Stallion said in a press release sent to HipHopDX. “We both share the same goals – to empower our young Black women, give them the resources to succeed, and help them pursue their personal and professional dreams.”
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“We are super excited to partner with The Pete and Thomas Foundation,” added LaTosha Brown, the founder of Southern Black Girls. “Megan is the ultimate Southern Black Girl. She is an entertainer, an artist, and a creative, who masterfully balances being a hot girl, a college girl, and a businesswoman, and she certainly embodies the unapologetic spirit of our organization.”
She continued, “Our partnership with The Pete and Thomas Foundation adds fuel to the mission of the Joy is our Journey tour, which is to connect with Black girls and young women throughout the south and create safe spaces to celebrate unlimited, unabashed Black girl joy,” She continued. “There is so much in store, and we look forward to all the great work we will do together. This is just the beginning.”