Workshops are offered during every scheduled session to focus on a theme topic reflecting interest or needs of the youth we serve. Each workshop includes opportunity for developmental growth while building self-esteem through group/individual exercises and activities, presentations, guest speakers etc. Qualified group facilitators are encouraged to apply.
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
PIA encourages our participants to express themselves freely. As a youth-led organization, our girls are always coming up with creative ideas to reflect their talents. We look to our community members and families to support our girls by getting involved. Any female youth or community members interested in arts/theater please contact us for more information.
Every Tuesday & Thursday we meet to hold specialized workshops aimed at empowering the youth.
By pairing adult female mentors with young women as mentees, we're able to assure that there is always someone the young women can talk to. These personal connections can be essential.
Through journaling, interactive workshops and individual/group exercises leads creative creations, such as poetry or anthologies. In these situations, the young women are able to express themselves freely.
Mentoring and empowering at-risk youth is empowering in its self and is at the core of “Phenomenal I Am” program. There are three components we focus on:
Identification and Response: Design goals to align with individual needs in hopes to develop personal achievement.
Awareness and Education: assist with developing positive consequences in regards to decision making and independent life skills
Restore and Recovery: Provide introspection in efforts to achieve a positive self-image and improve overall well-being
The program is designed to serve approximately 20 girls per program site over the course of the duration of the program. The program implements a structured, interactive, evidence based curriculum at least twice a week including: workshops, seminars, self-explorations exercises and youth-led discussion groups. PIA focuses on common issues female youth experience such as: self-esteem, building healthy relationships, career exploration, effective communication, self-respect and respect for others, academics, body image, decision making etc. In addition to the program, participants are required to complete community service hours each month. Programming is geared towards individual needs.
As a second component, participants are matched with an adult female mentor to apply what they learn during the after school program out into the community. The mentoring component is based on the interest and availability of both mentee and mentor.
WE ARE KEEN ON PROMOTING HIGHER ASPIRATIONS!!
After School Program: Dates of programming to be announced
Summer Program: Through this 5th week program, PIA will help young girls see just how phenomenal they are by facilitating workshops to provide them the tools needed to fulfill their potential. This 5-week program will guide girls through a self-discovery journey that inspires confidence, self-love and passion to be phenomenal while exploring beauty, education, self-esteem, career and health. Applications will be available early spring. 2018 Summer Program dates to be announced.
PIA offers group mentoring through our workshops and/or one-on-one mentoring inconjunction with our enrichment workshops to assist the girls in achieving their goals/objectives, gaining support in areas of strength and weaknesses while simply having a positve role model to look up to for guidance and overall support. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
PIA is currently seeking committee members. If interested, please contact us via the contact page here.
Mentors & Volunteers
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