MODERN DAY PRINCESS RITE OF PASSAGE COURSE HELPS TEEN GIRLS DISCOVER THEIR
PURPOSE, VALUE AND STRENGTH IN A TEN WEEK PROGRAM
Designed to Counteract Female Bullying, Teen Pregnancy, Self-Mutilation, Depression & Sex Trafficking, More Than 2,500 girls Have Gone Through This Life-changing Journey
Los Angeles, CA Becoming A Modern Day Princess, a Rite of Passage self-discovery course, has helped teenage girls from the ages of thirteen to eighteen to overcome and escape female bullying, teen pregnancy, self-mutilation, depression and sex trafficking as it teaches them the ten key character building steps every girl needs to become a young woman of integrity and influence. It also provides a way for parents, mentors and leaders to make life-changing, positive impacts in the lives of adolescent girls who are just entering womanhood.
Statistics provided through www.SaveOurGirls.org show the desperate need for this program:
• One in three females will become pregnant out-of-wedlock before the age of 20.3
• Median age which young women have their first sexual experience is 17.4, outside marriage.
• The CDC reports that 48% of teens have had sex at least one.
• One in four will contract a STD (sexually transmitted disease) before the age of 18.
• One-third of all teen pregnancies end in an abortion.
Launched in 1999 under the auspices of King’s Harbor Church by Founder/Author/Speaker, Doreen Hanna, her Modern Day Princess curriculum has been taught and shared nationally, and now internationally, since her book, Raising A Modern Day Princess co-authored with Pam Farrel, was published in 2010 by Focus On the Family/Tyndale.
A 7-week, community-based MDP program was established in 2006 at the request of the State of New Mexico and has been embraced by various state-funded organizations for at-risk girls.
Doreen Hanna’s personal mission statement, “Empowering Women To Equip Our Teen Girls,” is not just a proclamation, but a vision she has seen fulfilled since 2000 as she has trained and mentored over 300 BMDP leaders who have guided more than 2,500 girls on this life changing journey to find value and strength in the lives of participating girls, their families and others who have joined them in their journey and public celebration.
Hanna said, "The greatest reward for me is watching these girls go through the program and see them become confident, gracious, young ladies."
Sessions within the BMDP program include: 1) Discovering the Princess Within; 2) My Legacy Empowers My Destiny; 3) The Wealth Found in Obedience; 4) The Portrait of a Prince; 5) The Treasure of True Friends; 6) Looking & Acting Like a Princess; 7) The Princess in the Mirror; 8) Beyond My Kingdom; 9) Dancing with the King; 10) Remembering My Crowning Celebration. Central to this process is the final rite-of-passage ceremony—a defining moment in which girls are blessed by the significant father figure in their lives as their family and community celebrate and support them as they step into womanhood.
Hanna, recognizing a teen girl’s need for fatherly affirmation and the importance of celebrating her step into womanhood, developed this final public ceremony where girls are affirmed by the respected man in her life, as the culmination of the program. "
Just having been asked often begins to unlock the hearts of the men." Hanna said. "This is a structured opportunity for men to reflect, opening up their hearts and minds to often express things they've never said to their daughters or the girl they care for.”
Miracles frequently happen such as fathers expressing their love publicly for the first time, reconciliation of father/daughter and family relationships, and positive male role-models which includes grandfathers, uncles, teachers, coaches and more who step in to bless these girls and often promise to remain in the lives of girls who may not have fathers.
“‘Becoming a Modern Day Princess’ was an indescribably uplifting experience for our entire family,” says Max W. “As we celebrated our little girl's ‘rite of passage’ into young womanhood, an overwhelming sense of pride and melancholy welled up inside of me. What a profound honor to bless our daughter. This program is essential in continuing the moral well being of our daughters and young families, not to mention future generations as well.”
Doreen Hanna, Founder of Treasured Celebrations (the non-profit umbrella for all MDP resources) created and implemented the first Becoming A Modern Day Princess Biblically-based program in 1999 at King’s Harbor Church in Redondo Beach, CA. By 2006, upon the request of the State of New Mexico, Doreen developed a 7-week community-based program, titled “Today’s Modern Day Princess” that has been embraced by various state-funded organizations for at-risk girls.
In 2010 the book, Raising A Modern Day Princess co-authored with Pam Farrel, was published by Focus On the Family/Tyndale. It has sold more than 24,000 copies throughout the US and internationally. Additional Modern Day Princess Resources include leadership guides, journals, and most recently, a woman's program titled, "Still a Princess~Becoming a Bride." Doreen and her husband Chad have two grown daughters, four grandchildren, and reside in Los Angeles, California.
For more information, please review: www.moderndayprincess.net