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Our Founder

De’Orlean Claiborne, a passionate advocate for empowering young girls, is the visionary behind BE F.L.Y., a self-esteem empowerment program designed to uplift and inspire the next generation of confident and resilient young women. With a deep understanding of the challenges young girls face in today's society, De’Orlean has dedicated her life's work to fostering self-esteem, self-worth, and self-belief in girls.

De’Orlean graduated from Howard University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and has over fifteen years of experience working with girls from all walks of life. From a young age, De’Orlean grappled with the challenges of self-esteem, recognizing the impact it had on her own journey. Determined to make a difference, she embarked on a remarkable mission to help girls overcome societal pressures, self-doubt, and negative influences that hinder their self-esteem and hinder their self-worth.

With a warm and empathetic approach, De’Orlean has built a community of support within

BE F.L.Y., ensuring that girls feel valued, understood, and celebrated for their individuality. By emphasizing positive body image, healthy relationships, assertive communication, and goal setting, she equips participants with essential life skills that will propel them towards personal and academic success.

What sets De’Orlean apart is her ability to connect with each girl on an individual level, providing personalized guidance and support. She believes in the power of fostering authentic connections and tailors her approach to meet the diverse needs and aspirations of every participant. By fostering a nurturing and inclusive environment within BE F.L.Y., De’Orlean creates a sisterhood where girls can freely express themselves, celebrate their unique qualities, and discover their own strengths. She is on a mission to create a world where every girl can blossom into her authentic self, with unwavering self-esteem, unwavering confidence, unwavering belief in her abilities and to


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