Qualifying Undisputed Existence, Excellence, & Noble Standards
Patricia Alexis founded Q.U.E.E.N.S., (a non profit organization for females ages 12-17), in June 1994. What started as a New Orleans westbank organization has become a citywide program. Due to limited transportation and our firm commitment to excellence, the organization presently limits itself to fifteen members per site. Q.U.E.E.N.S. started out as an organization that would allow Mrs. Alexis' daughter and a few of her friends to meet once a week to enjoy cookies, punch, and conversation. As interest grew and girls came in and out of the group, the needs and demands for a more viable and lasting organization were envisioned. Young ladies were looking for someone and something to identify with. They were able to share thoughts, opinions, problems, and solutions with their peers. Meetings were increased from one session to two per week at the request of the young ladies. The meetings were moved from Mrs. Alexis' home to the public library. Later, from the library to a larger building that allowed for more freedom and flexible hours. It's very common to find thirty or more individuals gathering on Tuesday and Thursday nights implementing the Q.U.E.E.N.S. program.