Welcome To A Positive Website for African American Teen Girls and Young Girls

By Kim Brown-Taylor


My sister and niecesAfro Puffs and Ponytails seek to inspire African American teen girls and young girls by providing positive articles, resources, and words of encouragement. You will find pictures, and personal stories by professional African American women who offer their advice and suggestions for success. This is not a web space for demeaning boys or belittling girls of a different race or nationality. It does however, serve as an electronic avenue for empowering black teen girls by helping to build confidence, improve self-esteem, and sharpen decision-making skills.

One of the categories of this new e-world is entitled For Parents of African American Young Girls and Teen girls. It presents helpful information for mothers and fathers seeking advice, ideas, and suggestions. The information addresses issues and concerns that parents encounter when guiding and raising their African American daughters.

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Another interesting focus of the website is the High Achievers. High Achievers are young girls and teen girls recommended by their parents for personalized recognition. Recognition may be for academic and sports related achievements or parents might choose to acknowledge their daughters attitudes, personal growth efforts, and responsible behaviors as a form of reinforcement or kudos so to speak.  Family members, friends, and optimistic visitors provide encouraging comments and electronic pats on the back.

Special features include numerous links to programs that encourage participation of African American young girls and teen girls. This national listing includes organizations, camps, clubs, etiquette info, and mentoring programs. Contact information and links to these valuable resources are all available for anyone seeking alternatives for improving the outcome of young black teen girls.

There is so much media coverage of African American teen girls and alarming statistics about teen pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, and inappropriate conduct. I believe that in order to help the girls who have fallen off track, we have to expose them to something other than reminders of their offenses.   Advertising their shortcomings has been the norm for some time now and in my humble opinion, it’s not helping but it is breaking their spirit.

On this site, we strive to counterbalance the girls’ well-publicized shortfalls by introducing an overflow of encouragement and hopeful possibilities.  If a teen girl has made numerous calamitous decisions and she is alive, she still has an opportunity to change her path towards a flourishing and rewarding life.  Afro Puffs and Ponytails is an attempt to demonstrate this belief by serving as a positive website of empowerment and inspiration.Let's Keep It Clean!


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  1. Clarice Harmer, 1 year ago

    Greetings I am so happy I found your website, I really found you by error, while I was searching on Aol for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say thanks a lot for a remarkable post and a all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to look over it all at the moment but I have saved it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the great work.

  2. Sabrina Jackson, 1 year ago

    This is awesome. I’m interested in starting a group home for young african american girls but I don’t have a clue on how to get started or which direction to turn. If you can give me some pointers it would be greatly appreciated. Blessings to you let’s continue to reach out to our young girls in positive ways. ASE

  3. Bethany Seymour, 5 years ago

    This website is so wondeful and I love what your doing!

  4. shabaz, 6 years ago

    its realy informative thanks

  5. Afro Puffs and Ponytails, Inc., 6 years ago

    Hello Teana,

    It sounds like you are already doing great things! I would love to have you add your organization to Afro Puffs and Ponytails, Inc. as we are trying to become a central clearinghouse of resources and information for our girls!

    When you are ready, let me know and I will provide you with the information you need to get on board!

  6. Teana, 6 years ago

    THIS IS AN AWESOME THING THAT YOU HAVE GOING ON. I, myself, will be starting a Pre-teen and Teen group here in St. Louis called Sistahs Helpers and what I’m trying to do is get the girls motivated to help out within the community, volunteer, and build their Resume out for Community service along with having Fun hanging out together. I am trying to start it in February 2011, but I’m still in the recruitment stages of trying to create a application along with a Enrollment letter. My group Sistahs of Soul was created this year in February and already I have 56 members and still growing!! I will be expanding this group into the Chicago area in 2011 as well. So wish me Luck and Maybe we can partner and do something with the girls together. I look forward to speaking or hearing from you.

  7. Afro Puffs and Ponytails, 6 years ago

    Thank you for all of the kind words and positive feedback!

  8. Cheryl Pope, 6 years ago

    I love this site. It is so empowering to girls and women, alike. Please keep up the good work. I will share this with all my friends and colleagues in Detroit.

  9. Ericka, 6 years ago

    Great and inspiring site. I will most certainly frequent the site and have my daughter do the same. Thanks for having such an encouraging site for our young black girls. It is a site thay can identify with.

  10. Fatima Farasha, 6 years ago

    I love this site!!

    I try to be a part of the solution as well, with a community organization called ‘fashioning selfesteem’

    click on giving back

  11. Afro Puffs and Ponytails, 6 years ago

    I want to thank all of you for your kind words and empowering comments!

  12. La Trell, 6 years ago

    I love this site! Glad I happened upon it. Definitely informative. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

  13. Tatiana, 7 years ago

    Great Site! Would love to see about being a sponsor.

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  14. Caroline Edwards, 7 years ago

    Its really lovely to see a website so dedicated to providing free tips for young African Women. Keep up the good work!

  15. Tiffany Davis, 7 years ago

    Hi Kim!
    Just stopping by to see how the site was doing, and I see everything is till going strong. This is such a wonderful thing that you are doing for our young girls. Thank You!!!!!

  16. Shaterica Washington, 7 years ago

    How can I become a partner with your webiste

  17. Denise Lewis, 7 years ago

    please contact me would love to share info about The Black Doll Affair/possibly we could partner on some common events, I’m in Norfolk Va

  18. missrital, 7 years ago

    Just found your site today and will link it to mine: wwww.soulcityice.com this is for Utah. Yes, there are Blacks inUtah. Looking for a positive forum for African American girls. We have AKA and Delta, but need another forum for girls who need a positive place.

  19. sports fan, 7 years ago

    Your blog is so informative

  20. cocoaskin, 7 years ago

    This is a great site! I just joined today and I plan on staying! Thanks

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