When I was growing up, I struggled with self-esteem.  I felt like I wasn’t thin enough.  I felt that my complexion was too dark and I felt like I wasn’t as pretty as my friends were.  My hair wasn’t long and bouncy and I didn’t have all the latest fashions.  But I had to encourage myself and love the person God created.  Psalms 139:14 says that I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Therefore, I learned to love my smooth chocolate complexion, my big brown eyes and my curvy physique because God made me who I am. 


Girls, I can relate to your feelings because I’ve been there.  But I didn’t let it beat me down or made me feel inferior.   I want Girl Flight to be a place where young girls can turn to for guidance, advice, a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on.   I have three older sisters who are awesome and they have been there for me and helped me so much!

When I think about starting a youth organization, I envision a local and regional phenomenon.  I envision my team and I assisting young girls as they transition from girls to women.  The journey to womanhood can be difficult, scary, confusing and intimidating.  But I want them to be confident that they can reach out to us for assistance and support.  As a result of Girl Flight, Inc., I want to see a new generation of girls who are well prepared, confident, bold and fearless as they enter womanhood. 


I am a native of the big city of Cross, SC. and I graduated from Cross High School in 2002.  I am a 2006 graduate of the College of Charleston where I earned my bachelors degree in Communications.  In 2011,  I received a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Strayer University.  I married my high school sweetheart and we have three little princesses.  Currently I serve as the YPD Director for Greater Unity AME Church in Holly Hill, SC

Crystal Jones-Thompson

Founder/Executive Director


Crystal Jones-Thompson

The Jones Girls

Tamiko, Crystal and Pamela

(not pictured:  Shelia)

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I am fearfully and wonderfully made...Psalms 139:14