Meet Our Winner: Tracie Berry-McGhee
Organization: SistaKeeper Empowerment Center
Story about your Champion: SistaKeeper Empowerment Center Founder, Tracie Berry-McGhee,M.Ed.,LPC is a licensed therapist, author, mentor and motivational speaker for teen girls! She empowers girls to be keepers to themselves, their sister and their local, national and global communities. She started SistaKeeper in her basement in Ferg/Flor in 2002 and now it is a international organization promoting diversity, leadership, self awareness and character building skills in girls 8 to 18. She speaks to over 1000 girls monthly through community partnerships, in schools as well as through her books and curriculum dedicated to specifically to African-American Girls! Every month for 10 years girls have attended a circle leaving saying the SistaKeeper pledge knowing I am a Keeper, I define Me! and I Own my NOW! Her mission is simple to empower girls to find their Nia. Nia means purpose in Swahili, thus Nurturing Inner Awareness! She is a Hometown Champion!
She is our STL SistaKeeper!