Information For Starting A Girls Mentoring Program or Girls Club

Afro Puffs and Ponytails has a Social Network/Forum geared towards supporting programs for African American Girls/Black girls.  This network serves as a great source of information exchange for those individuals who are interested in starting a girls mentoring group/program or non profit organization for girls. For more information about the network, please visit www.plwg.org.

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Tips for Starting A Girls Program

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  1. Tequila white, 3 weeks ago

    Hey my name is Tequila,im 21 years old and like some of you I feel that I was called to do this.Im a newly born again christian and being that,god has finally revealed to me my purpose and spiritual gift in life.Sometimes I can just sit back and see this gift happening so clearly.Ive been through alot and thats why I feel like god has called me to do this.He feel I can can help others and keep them from going down the wrong road.I truly thank him because its such a wonderful gift to be blessed with.I wish all of you the best in starting your organizations and will keep you in my prayers. Be Blessed!!!

  2. Sadee Njeri Brown, 6 months ago

    Glad to see the movement to reach, teach and mentor our G.E.M.S.
    (Girls Educated & Mentored Succeed) of Hammond ,IN. I started a few years ago to bring girls together for talk and pizzas. This year we have gotten a lot of interest from some nice people to help us do more. Some things that has helped is hosting,’ Prayer Breakfasts, Lady’s Luncheon and networking to support other community events. This has served to us in letting others know what we are doing thus creating friendships and partnerships.

  3. Loretta Baskin, 9 months ago

    I REALLY ENJOY ALL OF THE COMMENTS ABOVE. I’M IN THE PROCESS OF STARTING A GIRL’S PROGRAM, AND I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SOME FEEDBACK ON THE STEPS AND PROCESS NECESSARY TO START.

    CAN SOMEBODY SEND ME SOME FEEDBACK?

  4. NAKIA "The Original Pink Lady" CAMPBELL, 1 year ago

    Hi I am Nakia Campbell – The Original Pink Lady, Founder & CEO of The Pink Ladies Youth Mentorship Program located in Philadelphia PA. i ABSOLUETLY LOVE LOVE LOOOVE your website. It is Simply Perfect! I am so proud of you Ms. Queen. Well I am Youth Mentor and I have been working with about 10 at-risk, low-income, underpriviledged minority girls ages 5 – 22yrs old for about 7yrs.. I assist them with Self-esteem issues, Academics/Tutoring, College Prep, African History, Math & Science and Social Grace & Etiquette. For the past 7 years I have had a few sponsors and various donations given to us from the community in which we live, for basic operational needs, educational & recreational materials for my girls so I can conduct a proper class session with them. I meet with my girls every Wednesday @ 6pm where we work on different projects and assignment according to age. We have a lot of fun & my girls are so dedicated to our group. We are currently unforunately not able to go on any of our monthly field trips, replace our program member’s t-shirts, not able to afford our daily instructive tea party, or our dinning etiquette class or even replace our educational books and materials to operate any more. I am working so hard trying to create fundraising events but we still need money to help with the just operating. The Pink Ladies Program really needs help with funding for our program’s staff (4), operational budget, our building rent & insurance, books, crayons, markers, constructions paper, writing paper, pens, pencils, paint, video projector, video camera, computers for my girls and computers for my staff. I know it does take a lot of time & patience but I have been working hard to keep my girls & this program going without any money. I am now at my wits end & I can not continue to use out of pocket money for our expenses and to just to take my girls different places and to buy the materials that we need for our class. I have done my best keeping my girls very active in community service & community events. I strive to keep my girls positive and motivated. I just need funding BAD:( Please help me if you can :) I know you get millions of groups contacting you with the same issues that I have but we are all on the same team fighting to protect, educate and inspire our Beautiful Brown Beauties into becoming Positive Intelligent Non-violent and Knowledgeable Ladies…. & thats the PINK Ladies Youth Mentorship Program Motto… Check out our website at: http://www.wix.com/Pinkladiesworld/home

  5. Rochelle Watson, 1 year ago

    This is wonderful information. Thank you so much for sharing with us. I am in the process of starting my mentoring group for girls in the Los Angeles, CA area. This is very beneficial information. I wish everyone on here much success in their journey, there is a great need and I am so grateful that myself along with others are making positive changes in our communities.

  6. Anita Beard, 1 year ago

    I enjoy your website but I would really like to enjoy the ebook I purchased to kick off my program for young girls!

  7. tanisha hamilton, 1 year ago

    I have a few questions about starting a nonprofit organization and becoming a 501c3

  8. Kara Norman, 2 years ago

    Awesome material in this download and kudoos to all you amazing women seeking to start a group!!! Go for it!!

  9. Monica Baker, 2 years ago

    Hello,
    I am in the process of starting a STEM mentoring program for African American Girls in Augusta,Georgia. I have been incorporated for two years now and am lookimg to establish my 501c(3) Non-Profit status. The name of my program is net-FUSE, Inc. I look forward to any advice and guidance you may be able to provide. I truly appreciate any information I may acquire through this venue.My target group is 5th through 12th grade students.This is a great website.

  10. Tammy Porter, 3 years ago

    I would like to start a nonprofit organizaton for young girls in Indianapolis, IN.
    I would appreciated and advice to get me started.
    I love your website.

  11. Khrys, 3 years ago

    Hello, the Lord has placed it in my spirit to develop a faith based not for profit mentoring program for young ladies in the Broward/ Palm Beach county region. I have established an 501c3 and would like to know how to begin from this point? Please provide any information that would be beneficial. I love what you are doing to assist us in giving back to our community. May you continue to prosper!!!

  12. ora, 3 years ago

    I am a Liberian, and i am process of stating a mentor program for girls in Liberia, for the past years girls been suppressed and tramatized by the war and everything.Young girls in Liberia have missed alot and they need to catch up with other young girls in develop countries.i want to say a big thnx for helping out

  13. Neasha, 3 years ago

    HI, I am interested in starting a mentoring program for young girls in Opelousas, LA. I really would love to get more information and resources to help my group be a long-term success. I love what you are doing.

  14. Mellissa, 3 years ago

    Hi, i am 20 years old and although i am still young i have been through so many things and have witnessed other females go through some trials. I honestly believe that i am suppose to share what knowledge i do have with the younger generations. Starting a career as a mentor is something i really want to do. I believe this is what i am suppose to do. I would like to make a career out of this. I would like some information on how i can get started.

  15. Keeonia, 3 years ago

    It’s my passion and calling to bless the young girls in the in Columbus, Ohio area with a mentoring program. I’ve been doing research for a year now, and could really use some advice and ideas on how to actually get started. I really find your website very informative, and I’m anxious about learning more. Thank You!

  16. Lynn Sherman, 3 years ago

    Elma,
    I’m excited that you are interested in starting a mentoring program for girls. Sometimes the general state run mentoring programs don’t allow you the flexibility to work directly with the mentors and your girls. Faith-based mentoring programs are very effective and sometimes the best choice when establishing lasting and effective relationships.

    I’ve coordinated a faith-based mentoring program for the past 15 years. I’ve also coordinated a site based mentoring as part of my job. They can both be very effective. It’s important that they are both coordinated professionally with policies and procedures from the start. Your mentors, girls, and parents will appreciate your professionalism. I’m happy to share resources with you.

  17. Elma Butler, 3 years ago

    Kim,
    Your website really blessed me. I am looking for some information on starting a mentoring program here in Colorado. I would be very grateful if you could give me some helpful hints on how I can get started. I have a heart for the youth girls, and this vision was given to me 6 years ago, and I have finally been given the okay to move forward,

  18. Tiffany King, 3 years ago

    I am in the process of starting a mentoring program for girls in Dallas, TX and I know that my program will be a success because I was chosen for this assignment. I look forward to any advice, tools and resources to achieve the success and blessings my program WILL achieve. I am so excited and look forward to it’s success! Be Blessed.

    Oneofakind

  19. Jacquelyn Cain, 3 years ago

    I am starting a girls mentoring program in Madison, Fl where I live. This website has been my back bone as far as what to do and it has given me some very good topic ideas. Thank you so much for what you do and please continue to post more information. Be blessed!

  20. LINDA MELTON, 3 years ago

    I will be starting a mentoring program in Rochester,New York for girls and would like any advice and any resources to help my program be a success.

  21. Sharnice, 3 years ago

    Kim, I look forward to any guidance and advice you have to offer for me to start up my buisness/faith based mentoring program for girls.

  22. khalilah thomas, 3 years ago

    I’m looking for info on starting a metoring program in ft.lauderdale, fl. andI need ideas and advice on how to get started.

  23. Lynn Sherman, 3 years ago

    Kim,
    I coordinate a mentoring program for as part of my work and a faith based program at church for girls and women. Would love to share it with your network. We met briefly in Jacksonville, Florida.

  24. Natalie, 3 years ago

    I’m in the process of starting a girls mentoring program also here in Cleveland, OH, and would love to receive information and resources so that this program is successful. I just love the information here on your site.

  25. Kendra Brown, 3 years ago

    I’m in the process of starting a girls metoring program here in Atlanta, Ga. I would love to get more resources on having a successful program. Keep up the good work!

  26. Kim, 3 years ago

    Thank you! I am glad you like it!

  27. brandi, 3 years ago

    Wow! What a wonderful idea. I am in the process of launching a mentor program for girls in the Chicagoland area. All of the help and resources your website can provide will be greatly appreciated! I love this website


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