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Our Mission

Our mission is to empower youth specifically black girls and young women to live purposeful lives through the development of skills and talents, positive character, self-improvement, and leadership.  

Founded in 2012, Eryn PiNK Girl Empowerment Program provided By ICE Mentors (Image Character Etiquette Inc.) is a Columbus-based organization dedicated to the empowerment of girls and teens, with a targeted emphasis on creating pathways of advancement for girls and young women of color to thrive. Our innovative programs provide girls with consistent access to mentorship and tangible resources to become leaders in their communities and beyond.

Eryn PiNK is a fictional, 12-year-old African American cartoon girl who illustrates what it means to be an empowered leader and role model navigating society today. Her real-life experiences underscore the needs we address, and her life is portrayed in an animated cartoon and written diary, which serves as the core of our curriculum.




of black girls in Central Ohio reported that they desired leadership opportunities.*  Our students shared they are limited by false perceptions of being “bossy” “loud” “mean” and “too black.”

*(The Quality of Life of Black Girls In Columbus, OH | The Commission on Black Girls)

HOw to get your daughter involved:

I Am A Girl With Purpose

Eryn PiNK is a 12-year old fictional character, who illustrates what it means to be an empowered leader and role model.  Her real-life experiences underscore today’s girl needs.  Based on her story outlined in this diary style workbook, our empowerment program uses this guided curriculum to challenge the narrative of what it means to be a girl in today’s society, by inspiring girls to set standards and expectations that align with their values and morals, to empower them to find and use their voices as leaders, discover the concept of purposeful living and to encourage confidence. 

Signature Programs

Eryn PiNK
School Program

We meet girls right where they are. In the Classroom! The Lunch Box Girl Talk School Program™ provides students the skills and tools necessary to live life on purpose and discover who they are. The program engages the students in interactive and innovative activities, discussions about real life experiences, skits/role playing and leadership exercises to achieve our goals.

Give that Girl the Mic - All Girl Talent Show

Give That Girl the Mic is our annual, fun-filled, packed all girl talent showcase. The talent showcase welcomes girls from all over the community to grab the mic and take the stage. We welcome all types of talent, individuals, groups and schools.

She’s Gold
Leadership Program

She’s Brilliant! She’s a Leader! She’s Bold! SHE’S GOLD! Girls in grades 6 – 9 join us on a golden discovery through personal development. Program participants will be given tools and resources to navigate challenges that they face and create their own definitions of what it means to be a leader in today’s society.

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