Pearls of Women Agenda
Professional women mentors use their lives and wisdom to mentor and empower girls and young women for a lifetime.
Civic & Community Engagement
GADA highlights awareness and prevention of domestic violence through education. Through education girls and young women are taught, whether it be emotionally, sexually, physically, financially or otherwise that it is never ok to be abused. Through learning about healthy relationships, and having healthy self-esteem, girls and young women are better able to understand domestic abuse, advocate against such abuses, taught to advocate for themselves, recognize the signs of abuse, and to never let abuse silence them. And, most important, when and where to seek help.
Writing and Book Club
Visual and Performing Arts
Girls Rocking the ArtsTM Exhibition
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
We provide forums to expose and benefit girls and young women to the importance of self-worth, healthy lifestyles and educational excellence. Our programs are designed to promote the positive growth and development of the mind, body, and spirit; instill a sense of competence, usefulness, a sense of belonging, power and influence. We stress the importance of academic excellence, physical fitness, sports, health, well-being, and social grace. As well as, creativity in self expression by way of the visual, performing and literary arts and culture. The majority of our 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 held at schools, after-school, during summer and spring breaks, at regularly scheduled events, and at youth expos, conferences and camps. Although girls are America's Time Out for Youth's primary focus we also have programs that incorporate boys such as our RAPsnergySM and College Essentials programs. All programs are conducted and taught by motivated, talented and credentialed professionals in fun-filled, nurturing and safe environments. As well as supported by mentoring partners, corporate and community leaders, peer leaders and parents; performing, visual and literary artists, athletes, authors, coaches and educators. These caring and concerned stakeholders impart time, talent, wisdom, and monetary gifts to help provide youth with strategies that empower them to know how to think critically and make wise choices in life. Ultimately, they learn to make the most of life's challenges and opportunities.
America's Time Out for Youth
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 positive interaction and a lasting spirit of Respect And Pride among the two genders.
ARC Scholarship Awards
Internships: Obtaining Specific Job &
Educational and strategy based board games are
designed to enhance critical thinking skills.
Health, Wellness & Nutrition
Knowledge is imparted of the importance of wise choices as it relates to wellness, nutrition, physical fitness and healthy eating in the overall scheme of well-being, growth and development.
Tutoring (In & After School Program)
Special Project Assistance
The STEM Initiative (TSI)
Life Skills Development
Knowing, Exploring, 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
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