Charles R Drew called “Phenomenal Women” has been up and running since 2015. This group includes all female students at Drew and several staff members who meet twice a month to teach the girls lessons on self-esteem, self-respect, leadership skills as well as offering tools for navigating everyday life challenges. Several girls were able to have a salon day where they were pampered with new hair styles and manicures. One month the girls were buddied up with a new friend and had to do several acts of kindness for each other and were rewarded with a pancake breakfast and buddy pictures! Speakers came in to talk to the girls about domestic violence and what is not appropriate behavior in relationships. The end of the year celebration was a Tea Party where author of “Round”, S.R. Taylor, came to share lessons on self-love and the value of believing in yourself. It was a Phenomenal Year for our Phenomenal Women!