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The mission of “I Am Gracious” is to link together young girls throughout the Southwest Louisiana area to encourage, empower and motivate them on their journey to womanhood. We do this by building their self-esteem and self-confidence, as well as teaching them about the importance of participating in a positive way in their family, schooling, and community.


I Am Gracious is a non-profit organization, founded by Trista Ledet Ames. Its purpose is to encourage young girls between the ages of 12-18 years old from diverse backgrounds, regardless of size, shape, race or color; all while promoting self-esteem and self-confidence and empowering young girls in making responsible choices.


*To encourage positive emotional, mental & spiritual development.

*To positively transform how young girls perceive themselves.

*To convince young girls to accept and respect similarities and differences in one another.

***"I Am Gracious" meets every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at 920 Harrison Street- Westlake, LA

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