Information For Starting A Girls Mentoring Program or Girls Club

plwg new logo black and pinkAfro Puffs and Ponytails has a new message board geared towards supporting programs for girls.

We receive many questions about starting a girls program, and having a free message board is a smart way to answer those questions that will remain on the board and serve as a resource for others with the same frequently asked questions (FAQ). It will also serve as a great space for 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 our message board, please visit www.plwg.org.

We are updating our booklet, “Tips for Starting a Girls Program”, so continue checking with us.

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Tips for Starting A Girls Program

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  1. Marie, 9 months ago

    I am interested in staring a young girls club at my school. Seeking ideas on getting started and how to make it interesting and inviting. Any resources you can provide will be appreciated.

  2. RIRIE, 11 months ago

    Am in a process of emppwering girls and young womens program in SA i would like to have more infomation to have a successful programm.The help will be appreciated

  3. Irma Cobb, 11 months ago

    Hello my name is Irma and I want to form a girls youth group but cause there’s no funds available to rent a location now is it ok to do it home based ,I have a large garage available so you think it’s a good idea.

  4. Sebenzile, 1 year ago

    As a young gir who grew up in the city, I saw how essential mentorship was as a few minutes per week of motivation from someone else makes such a huge difference in a teenagers life. I’m in the process of launching a girls mentorship programme in Johannesburg, South Africa and I’d love guidance from all the inspirational people who have started this journey 🙂

  5. Kymarra White, 1 year ago

    My name is Kymarra White and I am trying to start a girls group for ages 7 to 10 years old and I have been planning this group for about two years now and I have everything together and I have gotten nowhere with it I need your help what I need to do to get my group started.

  6. Pelo Mgcotyelwa, 1 year ago

    i would love to start a mentoring programe for young girls ,i would like you to help me in this regard.

  7. Russhell McDuffie, 1 year ago

    Hi I’m interested in started a girls mentoring program in my local area. What should be my first step first step I showed take.

  8. Tia Wilkerson, 1 year ago

    Hi my name is Tia Wilkerson. I currently reside in a community that does not have anything to inspire young girls- teen. I would like to get information or tips on how to start a girl mentor program

  9. Margarett Archie, 1 year ago

    I would like to start a non-profit center for teenage girls ages 13 -18 in Pensacola, Fl. can you give me some information on how to start, I greatly appreciate.

  10. Nunkie, 1 year ago

    I have a passion and need to support the girl child.and I believe when you educate a girl you change the world.I would love to start a mentoring group for young girls and make a difference in their lifes.I would appreciate any ideas…

  11. Nunkie, 1 year ago

    I have a passion and need to support the girl child.and I believe when you educate a girl you change the work.I would love to start a mentoring group for young girls and make a difference in their lifes.I would appreciate any ideas…

  12. Daisy Gutierrez, 1 year ago

    Hi , my name is Daisy ! I am only 19 years old , but I have been through a lot growing up. In the generation we are in now and days I find it hard for girls to love themselves and stay on track in school. I myself have been through these things and I am determined to reach out to these younger women who need guidance or simply don’t have anyone to support them. My problem is, I don’t know how exactly to go abut this plan. If anyone of you would kindly take the time to enlighten me , It will be very much appreciated. Thank You !

  13. Rebeka, 1 year ago

    Greetings, I am very interested in starting a club for black women in my city, please email some information on how I can get started!

    Thank you.

  14. Taunya Nellom, 1 year ago

    Hello all. I feel as if I was lead to this page. I would like to get some more information on how to start a mentoring program for girls in Cincinnati Ohio. I feel that with so much teenage pregnancy and young girls growing up too fast that it is up to us to show the young girls another way. Teach them to love themselves and go as far as they can. Any help on how I can start one is greatly appreciated.

  15. SARAH, 1 year ago

    HELLO MY NAME IS SARAH really want to start a YOUNG WOMEN MENTOR PROGRAM. I really need some ideas.

  16. stella michael, 1 year ago

    I just started a mentoring and empowering program for girls in lagos Nigeria, as wife and mom to 4 girls,my experience has shown me that girls need to be mentored ,empowered and given a voice early in life before adulthood. I would need lots of advice,assistance and resources to help me build up this program. Thanks, I sincerely would appreciate your support in any form

  17. lydia tula, 1 year ago

    Hey am 21years Lydia Minagano fromsouth sudan. Am a graduate and am interested in started up girls mentorship programi have some ideas, but am seeking for advises and help on how to go about it.
    Thankz

  18. Karen Hudson, 2 years ago

    Hello, my name is Karen and I am interested in starting a girls mentoring group in San Antonio, Tx. I am currently serving in the United States Army and I am retiring in the next year and half. I would love some information on how to get started with this plan that I passionately has had for many years now. Thank you

  19. Nicoya (Nikki) Miller, 2 years ago

    I want to inspire, support and restore young girls to start a foundation that can not be broken. To sum my mission up in two words “Self-Esteem Building”. I know all too well of self-esteem issues. As a child I was diagnosed with a disease called Neurofibromatosis Type 1. This disease causes me to have visible tumors in noticeable areas of my body. For years I would ask God why I had to experience this? I use to feel so valueless because of my condition; until I evolved. There is a girl out there thinking as I did. My goal is to give her the steps to restore her soul. I have the passion and the drive; I just need guidance. Please Help!! Thanks in advance!!

  20. DEMERIA ROCHA, 2 years ago

    Hi, my name is DEMERIA ROCHA, am from MALAWI, AFRICA…I have a passion for young women, adolescence girls and I would like to start an organization for them in my community. May you please assist me with tips, on how I can start this organization? Thanks so much, this website has motivated me.

  21. okwakpam eberechi, 2 years ago

    Hi.i am really inspired by this forum.I work in a school and with girls.pls can I have updated resources on how to mentor teen girls?I will really appreciate

  22. okwakpam eberechi, 2 years ago

    Hi.i am really inspired by this forum.I work in a school and with girls.pls can I have updated resources on how to mentor teen girls.

  23. sharon, 2 years ago

    Thank you so much for your helpful information. I’m putting my plan in business to help young girls become that diamond in the ruff…

  24. Tequila white, 2 years 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!!!

  25. Sadee Njeri Brown, 3 years 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.

  26. Loretta Baskin, 3 years 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?

  27. NAKIA "The Original Pink Lady" CAMPBELL, 3 years 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

  28. Rochelle Watson, 4 years 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.

  29. Anita Beard, 4 years ago

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

  30. tanisha hamilton, 4 years ago

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

  31. Kara Norman, 4 years ago

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

  32. Monica Baker, 5 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.

  33. Tammy Porter, 5 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.

  34. Khrys, 6 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!!!

  35. ora, 6 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

  36. Neasha, 6 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.

  37. Mellissa, 6 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.

  38. Keeonia, 6 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!

  39. Lynn Sherman, 6 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.

  40. Elma Butler, 6 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,

  41. Tiffany King, 6 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

  42. Jacquelyn Cain, 6 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!

  43. LINDA MELTON, 6 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.

  44. Sharnice, 6 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.

  45. khalilah thomas, 6 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.

  46. Lynn Sherman, 6 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.

  47. Natalie, 6 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.

  48. Kendra Brown, 6 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!

  49. Kim, 6 years ago

    Thank you! I am glad you like it!

  50. brandi, 6 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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