A 501(c)(3) nonprofit established in 2016, Imperfect Angels Organization (IAO) has a mission to provide community programs that will educate, unify, and inspire girls and young women who are underserved or suffering from deflated perceptions of self-worth and purpose. Its founder, Jetara Perry, is the driving force of IAO. Prior to creating the nonprofit, Jetara and her family were doing all they could to support her younger sister, a middle-school student, who had been severely bullied and physically attacked by a group of high school students.
“When you’re bullied, the effects reach far beyond the initial incident,” said Jetara Perry, Founder and Executive Director at IAO. “Many bullied youth break down mentally, physically, or educationally and develop destructive behaviors that show up in the classroom, at home, and in the community. And, as is often the case, it can be very difficult for family members to understand and provide the support needed to help youth get back on track. We exist to help girls and their families overcome these challenges and help girls change the trajectory of their future, while strengthening families.”