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About Us

Denita Washington , the visionary for Girlz Rock, partnered with the Executive Director of the Renissance pointe YMCA, Tabitha Ervin, March 17, 2012. That was the birth of Girlz Rock .

Over 150 middle and high school female students participated in fellowship, food, a fashion show and workshops on enhancing their personal best.

The goal was to empower girls to believe that they can achieve no matter what obstacles in life they face!

For seven years, we have been mentoring adolescent girls to reach their full potential. We help them to positively grow within their community. 


"To empower young ladies from   the inside out and,

 To support positive growth and 

change in our community. 

“To empower young ladies from the inside  out and,

To support positive growth and


in our community.”

Mission Statement

"To create and sustain programs that focus on building spirituality, 

supporting education and creating      self-empowerment opportunities for young ladies. 

About the Founder

Denita Washington is the visionary founder of Girlz Rock, Inc., a dynamic not-for-profit community-based organization that focuses on the development, empowerment, and exposure for young girls of all socioeconomic backgrounds. Girlz Rock was founded in March of 2012, with the desire to serve middle school- through college-age girls. She was inspired to start this organization when she identified the need for a program that would empower young ladies within the Fort Wayne community.

Girlz Rock, Inc. has successfully hosted conferences, workshops, summer camps, and has served more than 2,000 girls on the national and international level. The impact that this organization has had on the lives of young girls and women has been life changing!

As a community leader and educational advocate, Denita has served in the Fort Wayne Community School and East Allen County School District systems for more than 15 years. She has made it her life’s mission to shape the lives of young people. She is the epitome of a caring individual whose daily sacrifices have helped her develop a remarkable rapport with her students.

Her impactful work in Education and the Community has been recognized by many! She has received Ink Newspaper’s “50 Most Influential Educators” award, Come as You Are Community Church “Mentor Leader of the Year” award, Ministerial Alliance Community “Leader of the Year” award, State PTA “Lifetime Member” award, the YWCA’s “Peggy Hobbs Service” award, Ayers Communication Inc. “Appreciation” award, Parkview Hospital’s “Distinguished Woman of Influence” award, and Sister to Sister “Mentorship” award, and many others.

Most importantly, Denita is a loving mother of two sons, Quintin and Anthony Washington II, two granddaughters, Harmony and Naomi Washington, and the daughter of Carolyn Bell and the late James Bell .

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