Pearls of Women Agenda
Join numerous women mentors throughout the nation in their quest to use their lives and wisdom to empower girls and young women for a lifetime.
Civic & Community Engagement
GADA highlights prevention and awareness of domestic violence through education, and teaches girls and young women that it is NEVER ok to be abused emotionally, sexually, physically, hit or disrespected for any reason.
Through learning about healthy relationships, girls and young women are better able to understand domestic abuse. They are taught to advocate for themselves and against such abuses, recognize the signs of abuse, to never be silent about abuse, and when and where to seek help.
Girls Against Domestic Abuse™(GADA)
In our RAPSnergySM program adolescent girls and boys convene for intellectual discussions in a safe, uplifting and fun-filled environment along with their male and female mentors to examine a plethora of issues, concerns, interests and aspirations to better understand how to communicate and foster a spirit of Respect And Pride among the two genders now and in the future.
ARC Scholarship Awards
Internships: Obtaining Specific Job &
Educational and strategy based board games are designed to enrich critical thinking skills.
Health, Wellness & Nutrition
Knowledge of the importance of wise choices as it relates to wellness, nutrition, physical fitness and healthy eating in the overall well-being and growth and development.
Writing and Book Club
Visual and Performing Arts
Girls Rocking the ArtsTM Exhibition
Tutoring (In & After School Program)
Special Project Assistance
The STEM Initiative
ARC Scholarship Program
College Essentials Scholarship
Life Skills Development
Knowing and Exploring Occupational Choices
Selecting and Planning Occupational Choices
Exhibiting Appropriate Work Habits and Behaviors
Seeking, Securing and Maintaining Employment
Exhibiting Sufficient Physical/Manual Skills
Occupational Guidance & Preparation
Image and Grooming
School Based Mentoring
Pearls of Women Agenda (POWA)
Girls Against Domestic Abuse (GADA)
Track and Field
Track & Field
Rites of Passage
Occupational Guidance & Preparation
Mentor Focused Programs
Our programs are defined as a related series of activities designed to address the specified needs of our focused clientele, primarily girls between 6 - 18 years of age. Although girls are America's Time Out for Youth's primary focus we do have a few programs that also incorporate boys such as our RAPsnergySM and College Essentials programs.
We reach out to girls who may already be involved in youth programs, and those who may not have access to mentors or positive activities in a healthy environment. For our adolescent girls our focus is more detailed and includes problems and challenges they encounter in school, home, in relationships and the community. To address the needs of younger girls, our programs are focused on self-care, self-esteem and aspirations with simple statements about prevention issues that are not loaded with complexities.
The majority of programs are gender and mentor focused and include a variety of research based, age and gender appropriate activities. They are incorporated into a comprehensive life skills development curriculum implemented through a workshop and seminar methodology after-school, during summer and spring breaks, at regularly scheduled events, and at youth expos and conferences.
All programs are designed to promote the positive growth and development of the mind,body, and spirit and instill a sense of competence, usefulness, a sense of belonging, power and influence.
Moreover, our youth are taught the importance of academic excellence, recreation, health and well-being, fitness and sports and creativity in self expression by way of visual, performing and literary arts and culture. Programs are conducted and taught by motivated, talented and credentialed professionals in fun-filled, nurturing and safe environments. As well as, inspired by mentoring partners, corporate and community leaders, peer leaders, and parents; performing, visual and literary artists, athletes, authors, coaches, educators and historians. These caring and concerned stakeholders impart time, talent, wisdom, and monetary gifts to help provide youth with strategies that help them to know how to make wise choices, and to make the most of life's challenges and opportunities.
We encourage a team spirit while embracing independence when exercising freedom of choice.