We help girls become great communicators at home, school, and the future workplace

Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program is a vital solution to this crisis. We provide girls (7-17 years old) with the opportunity of learning the vital life skill of effective communication. Our program instills confidence in girls to face the challenges of daily life by substituting aggressive forms of communicating and problem solving with new strategies that allow them to gain a solid reputation and respect without retaliating. In partnership with local schools, businesses, and over 400 volunteer mentors, we have helped girls exhibit poise, react responsibly as opposed to retaliating, demonstrate assertiveness vs. aggressiveness, identify the difference between class vs. sass, and become polished!

I invite you to get involved with our organization as there are many ways that you can lend a helping hand: become an advocate for mentoring by volunteering with our program or becoming a committed mentor; spread the word about our organization to your family and friends by participating in our social media communities; and make a donation so that we can continue to change the lives of girls. With your help, Together She Will Shine!

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AFTER-SCHOOL MENTORING

A SAFE & EMPOWERING ENVIRONMENT

AFTER-SCHOOL MENTORING

We have served 100+ sites across Chicago with our after-school mentoring program through partnerships with Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Housing Authority, University of Chicago Charter Schools, & Citizens Schools.
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SECOND SATURDAYS

A MODEL GROUP MENTORING EXPERIENCE

SECOND SATURDAYS

For the last 5 years, our Second Saturdays program has provided African-American girls with caring mentors from a diverse variety of professionals who are committed to teaching girls critical life and communication skills
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UNIQUE, REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCES

CAREER EXPLORATION

UNIQUE, REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCES

CAREER EXPLORATION

50+ unique, job shadowing opportunities for our girls to practice communication & explore careers at our partners including Bloomingdales, Microsoft Store, Chicago Sky, ThoughtWorks, Nordstrom, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
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CAN YOU HELP?

Volunteers needed!

Are you interested in becoming a Mentor or Volunteer?