Girls Mentoring Clubs

Divine Images Network believes the success of a young woman is measured by the level of support around her.   This is why we strive to foster an environment where young women are mentored to create their own opportunities for life success.  They are encouraged to become role models to their peers while contributing to the betterment of their community.

 

Why We Need Mentors: The high school dropout rate for mentored students is 1.1%, compared to 11.7% for young people without mentors and hundreds of youth every year are on mentoring program waiting lists.  Mentoring works!  Research shows that 46 percent of mentored teens are less likely to use drugs, 59 percent improve academic performance, and 73 percent become more goal-oriented Mentored youth are more likely to do well in school, develop better relationships with adults, and have improved self-discipline.

 
We are a non-profit organization established in 1995 to mentor women & young girls ages 7-23 because we feel that today's youth needs the older generation to pour wisdom back into their lives. Our volunteer staff is a group of women who are dedicated to working closely with youth to identify their needs and provide programs to address those needs. We provide an academic support program, a life skills development program, hands-on education networking program centered on community participation, as well as one-to-one and group mentoring program.
 

These are the Mentor Program Goals:
  • Increase girls' sense of self worth.
  • Improve girls' perspective toward education.
  • Help girls develop and define their short-term and long-term goals.
  • Provide them with positive support and encouragement.
  • Help them become self-sufficient, motivated adults.



Program Descriptions:

 

The Butterfly Club (ages 7-11)  meets monthly in a safe environment favorable for learning and having fun. In their meetings they express themselves through GirlPower Support Circles, arts and crafts, drama and music. They also learn leadership development, social skills, dinning etiquette and cultural appreciation, health and wellness through age appropriate games and recreational activities. Their meetings are held in a certified U.S. Department of Justice Safe Haven for Kids and are closed to the general public.  The girls who successfully complete the in school Butterfly Club are assigned mentors and monitored through middle and high school as long as they remain in the local area.  They holds their monthly meeting every 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month.
 
This program is designed to provide age appropriate group mentoring and support to girls ages 7-11. The monthly meetings are mandatory for all program participants. It provides a safe, supportive and consistent environment for learning and to focus on primary prevention activities. These meetings are closed to the general public
 
The Royal Girls Club (ages 12-16) focuses on empowering girls across all economic levels.  Divine Images Network provides enrichment classes, scholarships, workshops, and missionary assignments to allow the girls to blossom, while assisting those who are less fortunate. Middle School and High School Students from various backgrounds work together to learn that everyone has gifts to share with others. This gap bridging measure forms natural bonds between girls from different backgrounds, allowing the youth to understand and appreciate diversity.   This group holds its monthly meeting every 3rSaturday of the month. The program is designed to provide age appropriate group mentoring and support to girls ages 7-11. The monthly meetings are mandatory for all program participants. It provides a safe, supportive and consistent environment for learning and to focus on primary prevention activities. These meetings are closed to the general public.
 
This group holds its monthly meeting ev
ery 3rd Saturday of the month.  The program is designed to support and provide age appropriate life skills training for young ladies 17-23.  The monthly meetings are mandatory for program participants.  It provides a safe, supportive and consistent environment for learning and to focus on primary prevention activities.  These meetings are closed to the general public.   
 
 The Young Women's Leadership Program (YWLP), (ages 19-23) Some Restrictions Apply
This Program is designed to address the needs of our girls in their evolution into competent and active members of their communities in the following ways:
  • Develop positive attitudes and relationships with peers and caring adults to help them develop socially and succeed academically.
  • Develop skills and attitudes needed to become leaders among their peers and in their communities.
  • Keep teens connected, engaged, and nurtured during the pivotal ages of 19-23, to keep them on track, in school, and developing to their best potential.
  • Tap into the positive experiences of teens who have attended the program for several years and are eager to stay engaged with Divine Images Network, Inc. as they grow and give back to the younger girls in our programs.  Many of our Seed participants become interns with the organization or partner organizations.
  • there are paid intern opportunities available
In the program, qualified girls, ages 19 and up, participate in a series of cultural, educational, and leadership activities throughout the year. Teen Leaders commit to a three-year, year-round program, which includes serving as peer leaders each summer for the summer Image Boot Camp. They receive training in leadership, conflict resolution, and behavior modeling during the school year, in preparation for serving as peer leaders in the Women's Leadership Program  Program, college and life.