As Juneteenth approaches, a day commemorating Black freedom in the United States, it is important to acknowledge the significance of this historic milestone and celebrate the progress that has been made.
Mented Cosmetics and our brand partners Kreyol, Rosen Skincare, Yam, and Alaffia are joining forces this Juneteenth with Black Girls Code. Together we hope to empower the next generation of black female leaders in the world of technology.
Black Girls Code (BGC) is a non-profit organization that empowers young black girls to become innovators and leaders in the technology industry. The organization provides hands-on training in coding, app development, robotics, and other technical skills and mentorships to women and girls in school.
We are supporting BGC by supporting 50 girls ranging in ages from 7-17 who will be participating in the Girls Who Code: Summer Camp Program being held in New York City this summer. Our contributions allow these girls to receive hands-on training in coding, app development, robotics, and other important technical skills.
Our Brand Partners:
Yam NYC is a black-owned jewelry brand based in New York City, blending urban aesthetics with a touch of high fashion. With a bold and eclectic approach, Yam NYC creates accessories that reflect the city's vibrant energy.
Alaffia is a purpose-driven beauty and wellness brand that is dedicated to creating sustainable and ethical products while empowering communities in West Africa. Founded by Olowo-n'djo Tchala and Prairie Rose Hyde, Alaffia sources natural and fair trade ingredients to produce high-quality skincare, haircare, and body care products. Through their fair trade practices and social impact initiatives, Alaffia aims to alleviate poverty, promote gender equality, and support education and healthcare in Togo, West Africa.
Rosen Skincare is a revolutionary skincare brand committed to providing effective and affordable solutions for acne-prone skin. With a focus on natural ingredients and sustainable practices, Rosen Skincare creates gentle yet powerful products, helping individuals achieve clear and healthy skin. Founded by Jamika Martin, the brand combines her expertise as a licensed esthetician with her own personal journey to create a line that empowers individuals to feel confident and comfortable in their skin.