05/13/2014 03:48 pm ET Updated May 13, 2014

Founder Of 'Camp Diva' Explains How She's Helping Teens Grow Into Strong Women

Beyoncè may have sung that "a diva is a female version of a hustler," but Angela Patton, the founder and CEO of Camp Diva, has a new lease on the term.

"What our philosophy is, is that every girl who comes into our program is divine," she told HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani. "And what our vision is, is to help nurture that potential within each girl."

The camp , which is based in Richmond, Va., hosts predominantly African-American girls from low income areas and strives to impart such skills as "healthy eating habits, financial management" and exercise practices like yoga.

"I just had a vision, a passion to reach out for girls," Patton added.

Watch the clip above to hear more about Angela Patton's Camp Diva.


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