Decrease emotional/social isolation from families and friends by providing a nurturing environment for growth and development
Mentor through one-on-one support groups
Build positive/healthy self esteem
Arrange prison visitation to incarcerated parent(s). Break the potential cycle of incarceration passed from parent-to-child.
Network with organizations with similar vision.
Provide educational support through tutoring and referrals to resource agencies
Promote community service·
G.I.R.L is a 501c3 nonprofit mentoring organization that serves young girls (ages 10-18) whose parents are/were incarcerated, military deported, or absent. We strive to empower young girls to see their self-worth while developing skills for the real world.
National studies have shown that mentoring programs decrease:
*98% of the youths paired with mentors stayed in school
-Illegal drug use
*85% of youths who had a mentor did not use drugs
*98% of teens matched with mentors avoid teen pregnancy