Responsible, Empowered and Loved
Youth development experiences are connected to positive outcomes in youth, including decreases in negative behaviors (such as alcohol and tobacco use and violence) and increases in positive attitudes and behaviors (such as motivation, academic performance, self-esteem, problem-solving, positive health decisions, and interpersonal skills).
Participation in leadership development experiences is linked to increased self-efficacy and the development of skills relevant to success in adulthood and the workplace such as decision-making and working well with others. (National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability. Youth Development and Youth Leadership in Programs.)
To ensure my students are equipped with the best practices for youth development, I participate in yearly Youth Program Quality Intervention Training's through Center for Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI). YPQI is a quality improvement process for out-of-school-time service providers.
Empowering Girlz to Use Their Voice for Good
My work as a Youth Program Director afforded me the opportunity to facilitate workshops to over 500 youth annually. I work with teens to develop the leadership and confidence skills needed to help navigate throughout the teen years and develop into adulthood.
R.E. A. L Girlz is a character and leadership development program for girls.
R.E. A. L Girlz will engage girls in a variety of interactive presentations that will help develop positive characteristic traits, learn to communicate effectively , develop self awareness and encourage them to become positive leaders among their peers.
Healthy vs Unhealthy Relationships
Social Media Awareness
Leadership and Character Development
Teen Dating Violence
Mental Health Awareness
R.E.A.L Girlz provides weekly sessions to teen girls in public schools and juvenile correctional facilities.
We work with girls in elementary though High School.
We also work with girls in juvenile correctional facilities.