Build Self-Esteem and Confidence in teenage girls ages 11-17 by developing and implementing an assessment tool that will assist the foundation in designing and carrying out programs and services that will meet the specific needs of each girl registered in our program; while at the same time providing us with a tool to measure our success.
Improve Methods of Communication by encouraging candid and open dialogue among teenage girls of diverse backgrounds while exposing them to various medians of communication: internet discussion forums, daily journal writing, radio and television programs, newspaper articles, and newsletters that foster and cultivate relationships with mentors and others to facilitate a nurturing transition from adolescence to woman hood.
Provide Educational and Professional Development by making tutorial services available to enhance and/or improve the girls’ willingness and ability to learn.
Additionally, we want to work with professionals in the field on an ongoing basis to develop and support workshops and seminars that stimulate career development. Provide Social and Cultural Awareness by providing the girls with the opportunity to interact and socialize with girls from different cultures, races, and social economic backgrounds. In doing so, we hope to tear down stereotypes and negative behaviors in efforts to build bridges and resolve conflicts for better understanding and community relationships.
We will discuss various issues that impact their lives and well-being and provide opportunities to expose them to music and the arts. Promote and Encourage Healthy Life Styles by teaching the girls to focus on three aspects: Mind, Body, and Spirit; while providing them with various camps and activities that have workshops and seminars designed to get the girls active in sports, weight management, nutrition, and image development.
The girls will also participate in mini workshops with health care professionals who will address various issues identified by the youth in the assessment tool. Promote Volunteerism through creating opportunities for the girls to participate and give back to the community by partnering and coordinating activities with other non-profit organizations such as shelters, hospital, nursing homes, and the like to stimulate community awareness.
Develop and Implement an Awards and Incentive Program that will teach the girls responsibility and accountability for their own actions, achievements, and accomplishments. Identify Partnerships by collaborating with other entities with similar purposes in efforts to avoid duplication of endeavors and to strengthen the communities.