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What is Embracing You’s Mentoring program?

 

     Embracing You, LLC is continuing to serve youth of color in the Philadelphia area by officially launching a mentoring       program. With a cohort model, youth will engage in conversations and service projects that educate on racial identity         and community advocacy. Mentors will assist with building positive tools for self empowerment, and capacity to seek       academic and social support. By participating in this program, girls ages 14-18 will be supported through their high           school journey and given opportunities to be coached in many areas.​

How is this program different from other programs?

“For us by us.” -Solange

 

  • This program is led by first-generation college graduates, who had to navigate through continuing their education on their own. The goal is to provide guidance for these young ladies by introducing the perspective of young black educated women whom they can relate to

  • Allows mentees to hear positive experiences from those of similar racial and socio-economic status.

Is volunteering involved?

 

     Absolutely! Embracing you values the importance of giving back and want to share that with the youth.

 

Are there fees?

 

     The fee is $250 each semester.

 

What do the fees cover?

 

​     1:1 Mentoring

     Monthly workshops(separate from mentor meet ups)

     Community service opportunity

     T-Shirt and workshop supplies

     Semester Trip

 

When does it start?

 

     September 2018-June 2019

 

Is there an academic requirement?

 

  • Mentees are required to currently be enrolled in school

  • Mentors are expected to have 1+ years in the workforce and/or establishing a career

 

Is there an academic component?

 

      Mentors ask to see mentees report card to monitor progress and inspire them to achieve good grades

 

What will be talked about?

 

  • Self-care

  • Self-improvement

  • Self-empowerment

  • Self-esteem

  • Racial identity

  • Community economics

  • College access/success/prep

 

What qualities make up a successful mentor?

 

  • Interpersonal and intercultural communication skills

  • Understanding of current issues girls of color face personally, emotionally, socially, economically, and educationally. 

  • Ability to provide foundational advise for said issues

  • Experience in the workforce and leadership engagement

  • Willingness to establish long-term relationships with mentees including coordinating a monthly meet up and participating in select events

 

How will this program be beneficial for mentees?

 

  • Youth will receive guidance toward future goals and feedback from educated women of color

  • Creative and relevant workshops will be provided monthly 

  • Will have workshops and events to build confidence and inspire

  • Integrative future planning and career exploration

  • Frequent discussion that bring forth the voices of women of color and their academic experiences

  • Engage in age appropriate developmental conversation that challenges societal norms and expectations that are placed on youth and women of color

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