You may know the Harvard Grad and mom, Stacie Turner, from her season on The Real Housewives of D.C., but one of her most important roles is that of philanthropist and founder of a charity that helps teen girls to thrive in foster care.
She was born into foster care herself, so the program, Extra-Ordinary Life (XOL), evolved from a very personal vision to inspire, motivate and encourage young girls who are living in DC foster homes.
In July 2010, eight selected foster teens traveled as ambassadors of XOL during the World Cup games. Turner wanted the girls — mostly African-Americans — to see and feel the energy of such a historic event, the first ever World Cup held in Africa.
The games were also the backdrop to a broader learning experience that includes a community service project and cultural, educational, and social activities.
Such a trip surely went a long way in providing ‘extra-ordinary’, life-changing experiences for these foster teens.
WATCH the video trailer of a documentary produced by BET, which was filmed in South Africa.
Visit www.extra-ordinarylife.org and consider donating to the cause.