The word “diva” may have several connotations – many negative – but Angela Patton, founder and CEO of Camp Diva, seeks to reclaim the word and redefine it in the positive.

“What our philosophy is, is that every girl who comes into our program is divine,” Patton tells HuffPost Live. “And what our vision is, is to help nurture that potential within each girl.”

Camp Diva, which is also in memory of a little girl named ‘Diva,’ is based in Richmond, Va. It caters to mostly African-American girls from low-income areas, and its aim is to expose the girls to healthy eating habits, financial management, advanced education, and exercise practices like yoga and swimming.

Watch the video to learn more about the little girl named Diva and the camp named in her honor:


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