The mission of Queendom T.E.A is to
assist teenage girls with building selfconfidence, developing their etiquette
knowledge, and recognizing the value
of giving back to their community. By
the end of the program, girls will learn
the importance of loving genuinely and
What is Queendom T.E.A.?
An Expanding Organization
Based in Randallstown, Maryland
Hosted in Baltimore City &
Anne Arundel County
Hosted for 200 girls from various countries in
A program under Open Door Fellowship
More than 200 girls in 6 years
Positive, adult females assisting
Meet 2-4 hours per month
Pairs community leaders with teenage girls
Listen and offer support
Promotes character & moral principles
Teaches value of community service
Educates youth on sexual abuse & dating
Why the Need?
• A girl is bullied every 7 minutes in the school yard, playground, stairwell,
classroom or bathroom.
• 1 in 3 girls who have been in a serious relationship say they’ve been
concerned about being physically hurt by their partner.
• Girls are more likely than boys to be victims of cyber bullying.
• Suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents and
teenagers. Teen girls are more likely to attempt suicide.
• Three-fourths of girls with low self-esteem engage in negative activities,
such as disordered eating, bullying, smoking or drinking.
• 1 in 3 girls between the ages of 16 and 18 say sex is expected for people
their age if they’re in a relationship.
Source: Confidence Coalition (2010)
Why the Need?
• 1 in 5 girls is a victim of child sexual abuse
• Self-report studies show that 20% of adult
females recall a childhood sexual assault or
sexual abuse incident
• During a one-year period in the U.S., 16%
of youth ages 14 to 17 had been sexually
• Over the course of their lifetime, 28% of
U.S. youth ages 14 to 17 had been sexually
The Good News!
Research consistently demonstrates that
mentoring helps at-risk youth be:
46% less likely to begin using illegal
27% less likely to begin using
52% less likely to skip school.
37% less likely to skip class.
More confident in their schoolwork
More equipped to get along better
with their families.
Source: Public/ Private Ventures
• Sisterhood & Friendship
• Interacting with Parents
• Teen Dating Violence & Sexual Abuse
• Communication Skills
• Appropriate Attire
• Academic Achievement
• Tea Party with Table Etiquette Class
• Crowning Ceremony & Fashion Show
Who is Our Target?
All girls in the U.S. & abroad
Middle school girls
High school girls
Our Support Team:
Queendom T.E.A. Facts
3 pillars as a part of our mission:
Sexual Abuse Prevention & Awareness
Reached 200 girls in Maryland: 150 girls in Baltimore
City & 50 girls in Odenton
Completed over fifty hours of community service
98% of the girls who participated in Queendom
T.E.A showed social and academic improvement by
the end of their sessions
Reached an additional 200 girls internationally from
In Queendom T.E.A.,
every year since 2009…
• At least one report of sexual
abuse was filed with Child
• 4 out of five reported cases were
removed from the home
• Currently, in all 5 cases, the
young ladies are safe and
“This has been my second year participating in Queendom T.E.A and it
has taught me a lot about being a lady. It has also given me the
opportunity to interact with other girls from different backgrounds. This
program is something every girl should be exposed to. I believe that it
has changed the way participants look at life. Mrs. Hall is a positive
female role model that many need. It was fun and informative! “
~Danecha, 2008 First Crown & 2009 Rising Rhinestone
"LaQuisha Hall and her Queendom T.E.A. girls are
wonderful. I had the opportunity to sit down with LaQuisha
and her girls and conduct a workshop. I got a chance to get
to know LaQuisha and experience first hand the
transformation of the girls involved in Queendom
T.E.A. LaQuisha is a wonderful role model and example of
thriving after trauma, and being all that you can be. This is a
vital program that needs to be supported and expanded.”
~ Dr. Patti Feuereisen, Director of Girlthrive, Inc.
Author of Invisible Girls: The Truth About Sexual Abuse
“I had an awesome experience! This experience opened my eyes;
it is a lot more involved than I thought it would be. In a short
amount of time, I saw the change in the girls. The girls
appreciated me and I was able to successfully develop a repoire
with them. I am an elementary school teacher. This experience
showed me that teens want a relationship with a mentor—teens
are just as clingy! Queendom T.E.A made me feel needed and
important as a volunteer. I feel like I was a part of something that I
~ Mrs. Latesha Blue, 2008-2009 Volunteer & 2011-2013 Mentor
"Coming from the heart: I love Queendom! It has shown me
how to be a young lady and deal with my problems in more
ways than one. I look up to the women that help us and hope
that I can be in their shoes one day too. Queendom is a
backbone for most young ladies. It teaches you to be
confident and love yourself no matter what others think. I
have been with Queendom for three years and I hope to
become a mentor in my freshmen year of college. I want
every young lady to have the pleasure of having someone in
their life that can make a difference like I have had.“
~Tanaja, 2009 Rising Rhinestone - 2011 Priceless Pearl