AFTER-SCHOOL MENTORING PROGRAM
Our signature in-school and after-school mentoring activities consist of 1 to 3 hours a week for 15-20 weeks, engaging teen and tween Black and Latinx girls at nearly 50 high-need schools and several community sites in 2022, including 6 in the south suburbs. Our Social Emotional Learning centered, trauma-informed, and communication-focused college and career readiness programs are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of girls of color by giving them the tools and skills they need to stay in school, engage in school, resolve conflict, take on leadership roles, and graduate high school. Every semester ends with a job shadow with a corporate partner, allowing girls to put their new skills into practice.
GROUP MENTORING (15-20 weeks)
Social Emotional Learning centered communication focused on college and career readiness. Designed to meet the unique needs of girls of color by giving them the tools and skills needed: to stay in school, resolve conflict, take on leadership roles, and graduate.
The program focuses on trauma-informed interpersonal communication skills that will allow girls to de-escalate and avoid violent situations (with peers, parents, teachers, etc); skills that support non-violent conflict resolution, including “soft” communication, collaboration, and workplace skills; resume preparation, interview training, and practice; and emphasizing the transfer of all lessons to the girls’ homes, schools, communities, and future workplaces.
Group sessions meet weekly. Each mentoring session is led by a trained, experienced PP Mentoring Facilitator, often supported for group mentoring by one or more of the networks of our current network of more than 200 women mentors. Each semester, the girls will take a field trip to a workplace for a job shadow. culminating job shadow providing career exploration & practical application of skills.
Provides girls with social-emotional skill-building mentoring to divert girls from the school-to-prison pipeline and juvenile justice system.