The Mission of I AM 4Thirteens is to provide empowerment and enrichment programs to young ladies in grades 8th-12th through a variety of workshops. Our purpose is to equip them with tools and resources needed to prepare for college and career readiness. We accomplish this through the following enrichment programs. Confidence Building, Health & Wellness, College
Prep, and Leadership Development.
How we can help you!
IAM THAT GIRL OF THE MONTH
Ashten Williams attends Shawnee Mission East High School as a freshman! She enjoys athletic volleyball and recently became certified in nail artistry at the age of 14!
Ashten is affectionately referred to as "Bossee" by her family because she is a natural leader who "manages" everyone with care.
In 2022, Ashten joined I AM 4:ThirTEENS for the experience of connecting with other teenagers. She has participated in media challenges since joining, and she and two of her teammates were the winners of the I AM 4:ThirTEENS podcast pitch competition. Her confidence and desire to inspire other young girls who struggle with social anxiety have grown as a result of her participation in I AM 4:ThirTEENS.
Her mission is to continue raising awareness about teen anxiety and depression in order to prevent suicide in young black girls, which has increased by 6.6% per year over the last decade.
She currently works part-time as a t-shirt printer and hopes to one day own a nail salon and luxury spa.