Elisha Wilson-Thomas founded Tallulah’s TIARA Girlz, a social club for girls ages 3 to 7, in 2009. TIARA – Teaching Independence, Autonomy, Respect and Allegiance – addresses teen pregnancy, drug abuse, extreme poverty and low graduation rates in Tallulah with education at an early age. Tallulah’s TIARA Girlz provides social, cultural and leadership skills to help girls make life choices that can reverse these troubling trends. Under Wilson-Thomas’ guidance, TIARA has engaged community-minded individuals and collaborated with the Relay for Life program, Muscular Dystrophy Association and Juvenile Diabetes Foundation on community service projects.