Empowering young ladies to avoid negativity, build self-confidence, and pursue their goals through perseverance, courage, and creativity!
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90% of our mentees have shown positive behavior changes since participating in MGE program.
95% of our mentees enrolled in MGE have stated their self -esteem increased since joining our program.
87% of our mentees developed more positive social relationships and have built a positive attitude toward school.
"Since I've been involved in MGE, my grades have improved, and I've learned how to react more positively in tough situations. "
Cayla, age 13
"Since I been in MGE, I've gained self-confidence and feel so good about myself. Also, I learned how to dismiss negative thoughts and how to protect myself from negative energy.”
Alize, age 16
M.E.A.N. Girls Empowerment 16-week Saturday Mentoring Sessions are open to girls ages 8 - 18. Session are held 1st and 3rd Saturday’s of the month.
Girls Ages 8 - 12
Session Time: 11:30 AM 12:45PM
Girls Ages 13 - 18
Session Time: 1:00PM to 2:15PM
South Suburban Location:
South Holland Community Center
501 E 170th St, South Holland, IL 60473
Compassion Baptist Church
2650 E 95th St, Chicago, IL 60617
Our Response to COVID-19
M.E.A.N Girls Empowerment is among the many organizations that are impacted by the multiple challenges brought about by the serious global health threat, COVID-19. While we navigate through this crisis as safely as possible, our organization has put in a place a multitude of efforts to ensure our girls know that the relationships fostered here still matter and that staying
connected is important. Given our daily lives have been disrupted, M.E.A.N Girls Empowerment has concentrated on building mentorship and using modern technology to engage where in-person communication is limited.
Engaging our girls is of utmost importance during this critical time! We have stayed on track with virtual meetings via Skype, FaceTime and Zoom as well as virtual workshops, community mask giveaways and active listening sessions. To prepare our new mentees, welcome kits have been mailed out since we cant actively present them with the cheerful excitement we've exuded in the past. In the upcoming harvest season, our organization will be serving 250 people in the community with a Thanksgiving Dinner, passed out via drive-up to encourage social distancing.
Though we can't physically be in the room together, social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram keep us connected to our girls and future youths interested in mentorship. These tools help us to stay abreast as to what is going on in the girls lives as well as celebrate them in their academic achievements. We have been in regular contact with our mentees via text and phone calls as well.
M.E.A.N Girls Empowerment has worked extremely hard to maintain the relationships built here! We are dedicated during these uncertain times to continue in planning and
being intentional in our outreach. Our organization will continue to adhere to government regulations and keep the safety concerns of our girls at the forefront in all that we do. Many activities requiring in-person contact have been suspended as we adjust to the guidelines set forth by the CDC and adopt additional strategies that enforce protection and welfare of all participants.