Our group mentoring program is designed to equip and empower girls with the skills, confidence, character, and faith needed to reach their full potential, while exposing them to experiences and opportunities that prepare and inspire them to become successful, productive citizens.
Each participant completes a two-year program consisting of:
Monthly Empowerment Sessions
These interactive workshops/group mentoring sessions are led by RARE facilitators and mentors. Each two-hour session is designed to influence behaviors and attitudes through the development of character, confidence, and skills. Relevant biblical principles are incorporated into each session.
- Developing Self-confidence
- Social Media
- Common Courtesies
- Making Wise Choices
- Developing Life Plans
- SMART Goals
- Visions and Dreams
- Vision Boards/Books
- Cultivating Healthy Relationships
- College Readiness
- Professional Development
- Career Exploration
- Resume Writing
- Interviewing Skills
- Dress for Success
- Life Skills
- Leadership Development
Social, Cultural, and Educational Outings
Program participants are exposed to a variety of educational, social, and cultural experiences typically associated with “well-rounded” youth. Additionally, these experiences help to develop an appreciation of the arts and a respect for and understanding of different cultures.
By working with others in their schools and communities to identify and perform service opportunities, girls develop character, leadership, organizational and communication skills. They become actively contributing citizens and responsible community members through the services they perform.
Girls & Pearls Shower (GPS)
Girls and Pearls Showers are hosted annually to equip girls with the necessities needed to navigate through the financial and transitional challenges of college entrance (dorm room necessities, school supplies, luggage, toiletries, etc.). This is also a casual and fun opportunity for RARE mentors and supporters to share words of wisdom and inspiration to help prepare girls for life after high school.
Legacy Scholarship Awards Luncheon & “Coming-of-Age” Ceremony
Each program participant will receive a $250 book scholarship. Outstanding program participants will be selected and awarded scholarships to the college/university of their choice (awards ranging from $1,000 – $5,000). The number and amounts of awards will be determined by preceding year’s fundraising efforts.