...to support our mission and vision!! Essence of a Lady Incorporated is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization created to provide opportunities for maximum health and wealth to women and girls through our two signature programs, Essence Ladies (E'Ladies) Network and Young Essence Ladies...Learning (YELL!). Our mission: To educate, mentor, and empower girls to succeed in life with the support of professional and entrepreneurial women. Our vision: ALL girls will overcome adversity stereotypical to our gender and be provided the opportunity to develop career, leadership, financial and social skills to graduate from high school and become productive citizens and/or future entrepreneurs!! Our core values: We are our sister's keeper; it takes a VILLAGE to raise a child; women are the VILLAGE for girls!! E'Ladies Network is an umbrella networking program where women are recruited specifically to support girls in our mentoring program. Women in "the network" coordinate all the programs for YELL! by working collaboratively with schools, community leaders, local businesses, and other nonprofit organizations to provide philanthropic endeavors, like volunteering, donations, sponsorship, and mentoring. Essence of a Lady's gift to E'Ladies Network is we coordinate events to empower women with tools, resources, and connections to leverage their business goals . For more info on the E'Ladies Network, click here. YELL! provides mentoring support to school-age girls 6-19 years old through existing girl programs in schools, community and faith-based organizations. We offer an opportunity for positive interactions in a positive environment. We work collaboratively with these girl programs through group sessions, workshops, field trips, and special events. We help girls understand the value of self-worth; teach them to make better choices; and how to excel in every area of their lives (socially, emotionally, academically, physically, and financially). Additionally, we encourage girls to graduate from school and become productive citizens by offering opportunities for service learning, scholarships, job training and opportunities for employment and internships. A one time donation to support our scholarship program for graduating seniors or a monthly contribution for our YELL! program initiative can be donated by clicking SUPPORT US here. YELL! Innovative Program Design Mini-Believers: Elementary: 1st throug 5th grade- Weekly Group Sessions with High School Peer Mentors. Monthly Workshops with E 'Ladies Network. Promising Believers: Middle School: 6th - 8th grade - 1st 90 Days:-Weekly Group Mentoring Sessions, 91 days on- One-to-One Mentoring with Collegiate Mentors. Monthly Workshops with E 'Ladies Network. Aspiring Achievers: High School: 9th - 12th- 1st 90 Days - Weekly Group Mentoring Sessions for NEW members ONLY. One-to-one Mentoring Sessions with Evolving with Essence (EWE)Mentors. College Tours, Job Training, Financial Literacy, and Career/Entrepreneurial/Scholarship Programs
*Innovative Mentoring Program Components 1. Weekly Group Mentoring Sessions 2. Monthly Workshops 3. Quarterly Culture/Career Field Trips 4. Annual Life Changing Special Events 5. One-to One Mentor Match Up
YELL! Research-Based Curriculum Promoting a Positive Self - Esteem! Module 1: Self-Empowerment - Mentor Support Module 2: Self-Motivation - Effective Speaking Module 3: Self-Reliance - Resiliency Skills Module 4: Self-Determination: Academic Skills Module 5: Self-Sufficiency: Financial Literacy Module 6: Self-Love: Developmental Assets *Program set up customized to each school, community, or church group.
Calendar of Events August 1-13, 2015- “FABULOUS Female Anthology” Campaign recruiting Mentors, Volunteers, Sponsors, Donors, and Partners into the E 'Ladies Network via our 25th anniversary book promotion!! September 17, 2015- YELL! Program Kickoff Recruiting girl program to provide support to mentees and peer mentors (ages 6-19) October 17, 2015- YELL! Monthly Workshops- Start of ALL Campus and Community Group Mentoring Workshops with partnerships. November 5-19, 2015: A Season of Thanks Event- Collecting Clothes and Food for a Charitable Donation for a Shelter, Adoption Agency, or Group Home for Youths December 4/5, 2015- Essence of a Lady, Inc two program events: E’Ladies Xmas Gathering and YELL! Christmas Shopping Celebration in Collaboration with Nonprofit/Community Organizations/Agencies January 23, 2016- National Mentoring Month Event-YELL! Volunteering Day March or June, 2016- Mentor/Mentee Retreat OR Spring Fling Event in partnership with Learning Solutions April 15-17, 2016: Annual "Females are FABULOUS!" Event June 2016: Retreat in Partnership with Learning Solutions
Participation is as easy as 1, 2, 3 To register a girl: 1. Complete the YELL! Interest Form 2. Make annual contribution of $30.00 & pay $20 for T-shirt. Indicate size (s, m, large, XL, 1X, and 2X) at support us. 3. Complete YELL! Profile form. To volunteer: 1. Complete the E’Ladies Form 2. Make annual donation of $100.00 & pay $20 for T-shirt and indicate size (s, m, L, XL, 1X, and 2X) at support us. 3. Complete the E 'Ladies Profile form.