Photography by Vicky Pink - Young girls were little ladies at the inaugural tea hosted by The Smahrt Girl Foundation. Each participating lady received a $500 back-to-school scholarship and a care package prepared by Advisory Board members Deanna Gathe, Nysia Gaskin, Patrice Gagan, Joy Harrell, Ebele Iloanya, Rose Pickett, Genye Vinson, and Monica Thompson to get them ready for school. According to the Foundation founder, Pamela Ellis, the Smahrt Girl Foundation is all about preparing young women to live the life of their dreams. Tea time was a great time to talk with them about their goals, dreams and college life. It is a community that cultivates integrity, bright minds, positive attitudes and sisterhood.