T.G.I.S. has a goal of successfully graduating 100 girls from our mentoring program the first year of full operating capacity. We have developed a curriculum for four distinctive modules, which contain subsets within them, designed to engage, educate, and empower young at risk females. Our mentors are those who have overcome major adversity, yet they have obtained a new mindset and a positive perspective on life. They have grown and became professionals and leaders within their own right.
There are four major measureable objectives we have outlined for the girls that are a part of our mentoring program. Each one is comprised of:
- Positive Self-Esteem Growth- this may seem hard to measure tangibly, but we measure the development by monitoring the decision-making pattern of the mentee. Evidence of poor self-esteem is usually shown by a pattern of poor judgment calls. These bad decisions lead to promiscuity, prostitution, substance abuse, self-abuse, and lack of self-respect. The only way to overcome the source of what led to such behavior is to raise the self-image and improve the filter for which one sees themselves and the rest of the world. We have developed a comprehensive Self-esteem Growth Program comprised of interactive teachings and workbooks designed to identify areas of vulnerability and to raise self-awareness.
- Relational Management- those who struggle with low self-esteem often find themselves in one or two categories when it comes to relationships. They are either loaners and don’t feel they have friends or family that really “gets” them, or they have “so-called” friends of whom are all negative influencers. Our Relationship Management Program is designed to help our girls identify the type of relationships they have in their life. This examination includes both interpersonal relationships and intrapersonal relationships, sexual relationships, and even some family relationships. We all need wholesome balanced relationships in our life, and the mentors from T.G.I.S. are there it help fill in some of the relational gaps in the life of the girls in our program.
- Health and Wellness Program- physical health is a critical component to a person’s overall well-being. Poor health has the tendency to bleed over into all facets of a person’s life and can pose a multiplicity of problems. Our Health and Wellness Program focuses on proper nutrition, exercise, breast cancer awareness, and the underlying problems that lead to both obesity and anorexia. Having the physical physique of a fashion model doesn’t necessary mean you’re healthy. Our health and wellness approach is much deeper than surface level. We will seek help our participants not just “look” good but really feel good holistically.
- Leadership Development Program- being a leader doesn’t necessarily mean being a manager or being someone’s boss. Being a leader is all about being led. An effective leader is one that is led by a set of universal principles and practices. These principles produce predictable outcomes. To the contrary, being led by your emotions could lead you to a rollercoaster life. Our emotions are not principle-based. They are often feeling-based. Our Leadership Development Program is a series of interactive workbook-based teachings on true leadership in combination with association opportunities with various business, community, and sports leaders. We teach from a reference point of principles that have positive predefined results. Business, community, and some sports celebrities alike will have the opportunity to share with our girls and spend time with them in various capacity.