How does it work? Students will be selected through recommendations from teachers, staff and/or school administration. After a student has been recommended, a screening will be conducted which will cover the ins and outs of the program. Once the screening process is completed BGCH staff will decide whether or not the student will benefit from either group mentoring or one-on-one mentoring.
How long will it take? Black Girls Can Heal mentoring program will pair a mentee with a mentor for approximately 1 year. During this time the two will participate in (2) 45 minute sessions per month. there will be weekly planned activities to strengthen the relationship between the two and improve a young person’s confidence and hopefulness. Mentors are required to attend training through out the year and will participate in monthly meetings to report the youth’s progress.
What topics will be covered during Group Mentoring? Black Girls Can Heal will explore self- esteem, handling peer- pressure, planning for the future, creating positive self-image, being a role model to younger girls, leadership skills, health and fitness.
I want my students to get the most out of this Mentoring Program, what can i do to help? I am so glad that you are dedicated to helping your students thrive. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to their success.
How often will the Mentees meet with their Mentors? Meetings will be held for 45 minutes twice a month. Again this depends on the need of the student; however we ask that all mentors commit to two days only.
Is this organization only for African American Girls and Women? While we aim to work closely with Black Girls and Women, our programs do serve young girls and women of color, so that includes Hispanic or Latino, African Americans, Asian Americans, American Indian, and Native Hawaiians.
Do you provide services for women over the age of 18? Yes we do please refer to "Programs" for a list of services BGCH provides.
I want volunteer as a Mentor, how does that work? Volunteers are what makes Black Girls Can Heal so successful! If you or someone you know would like to volunteer your services, please send us an email detailing your specialties along with your availability.
Do you provide one-on-one services for women over 18+? Yes, whether you've just begun your healing journey or are currently doing the work, we have a package for you! Please refer to "Mentorship" for the list of one-on-one services we provide.