About Us

About Us

In 2010, the seeds of Pink Defying Gravity were planted by Founder and Executive Director, Jarvis Daughrity, who keenly observed a profound need standing just outside her classroom doors every day. It was a realization born from genuine concern and a compassionate heart. Jarvis noticed that the young women she was tasked to teach were not only navigating academic challenges but were also grappling with a deficit in crucial life skills. Many lacked leadership abilities, self-love, emotional management, and a fundamental respect for others. This observation sparked a deep desire within Jarvis to connect with these young women and illuminate the untapped potential she fervently believed lay within each of them.

And so, Pink Defying Gravity, or simply “Pink” as it affectionately came to be called, was born. It emerged not just as an organization but as a beacon of empowerment, dedicated to addressing the holistic needs of young women beyond the confines of the traditional classroom. Jarvis envisioned a space where these young women could not only acquire academic knowledge but also develop the essential life skills that would propel them towards success and fulfillment.

Our mission is simple…

Pink Defying Gravity, Inc. is on a mission to empower young women beyond the classroom, fostering critical thinking, leadership development, sisterhood, civic engagement, and career exposure. Our organization was founded on the belief that every young woman possesses immense potential, waiting to be unleashed with the right guidance, support, and encouragement. Through initiatives like leadership conferences, campus pods, and community events, we strive to instill self-love, resilience, and a sense of empowerment in the young women we serve. Pink Defying Gravity is not just an organization; it is a community dedicated to shaping a future where every young woman can boldly and confidently face the world before her, defying gravity and reaching new heights of success.