Athena’s Warehouse is a nonprofit dedicated to educating and empowering underserved teen girls in Atlanta.
At Athena’s Warehouse, we celebrate the power of being a girl! We provide a safe space for girls to explore important topics like teen healthy dating relationships, domestic violence, racism and equality, body image and career planning. We amplify the voices of girls by working on projects like creating films on community issues, using art as a form of healing and practicing yoga to connect the body and mind. Each year we also award scholarships to support girls with college or continuing education.
Our girls have gone onto become leaders in their communities, college graduates and role models for other young women.
A daughter to immigrant parents, founder Bee Nguyen watched her father work two jobs while her mother, with limited English proficiency and financial resources, raised five girls in an unfamiliar country. Her parents, who fled Vietnam, emphasized the value of education and economic independence. Though she did not follow more traditional career paths encouraged by her family, she discovered within her a talent for entrepreneurship and an innate love for women and girls. Combining these passions, she created Athena’s Warehouse in 2009.
Thank you to the foundations, organizations, and partners who make our work possible.