Recognized as a 2022 Champion
Supporting and Promoting Bullying Prevention In The Community
M.E.A.N. Girls Empowerment is the only Chicago based “Girls Mentoring Program" exclusively developed to HELP tackle bullying by educating girls
Our mentoring program participants revealed that 92% of them experienced bullying in
their peer groups at school, and 60% reported being cyberbullied on their phones or online, but by
the completion of our program, 79% reported that they worry less about being teased or bullied.
98% of our mentees enrolled in MGE have stated their self-esteem increased since joining our program, and 87% of our mentees developed more positive social relationships and have built a positive attitude toward school.
78% of our mentees reported their academic performance improved since joining our program, and 97% of our mentees stated that our program has helped them make better life decisions.
"Since my involvement in MGE, my grades have improved, and I've learned to react more positively in tough situations. My favorite activity is our annual vision board retreat because it brings many girls together to share their creativity."
"I cannot express enough how MGE University [College Edition} has helped me successfully transition from college life to adulthood. Through this program, I have gained new confidence in time management, public speaking, and my communication skills have improved. I wish I had found it sooner because it has benefited me so much. The amount of gratitude I have for this organization is endless, and I am eternally grateful.”
"Hannah has blossomed since joining the organization. When she first joined, she was overcome with grief from multiple losses, withdrawn, and just not herself. We tried talking about some of her feelings but were not making progress. Participating MGE program has really been impactful, She rediscovered her voice and she looks forward to participating in the meetings."
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"“MGE University has [College Edition} been a great experience thus far. I appreciate the fact that everyone is so willing to give you whatever information you need and answer your questions with transparency. My program Director Nakisha and others have made it clear multiple times that if we need anything, we are welcome to come to them. I am grateful for our MGE university sessions with guest speakers, who take the time out of their day to share useful information with us. It feels good to be around people who would like to help you go down the right path!"
“Being in M.E.A.N. Girls has been great. I have formed a close bond with the girls and an amazing bond with my new mentor. The girls in the program have such positive vibes and I love how we can laugh and enjoy our time together. My mentor is not just a role model but it’s almost like she is my best friend."