Ways to Donate ...to support our mission, click on Amazon Smile or the Donate button below it. Amazon will donate .5% of selected purchases to continue the mission to provide program support to girl organizations through the philanthropy of women!! When you click the Donate button, you go to Paypal and make a donation of any amount to support our mission to provide program support to 1000 girls a year!! 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 a network of philanthropists where women are recruited specifically to support girls in our mentoring program for girls called Young Essence Ladies...Learning (YELL!). Women in "the network" give their time, talent and treasure (money) to help coordinate all the programs for YELL! Men Empowering Network is a network of philanthropists recruited for the same purpose for boys in the Young Men Empowered (Y-ME?) mentoring program. Each adult in each group support 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 and Men Empowerment Network is we coordinate events to empower women with tools, resources, and connections to leverage their business goals . Additionally, we work collaboratively with men to provide the same support for men in business. For more info on the E'Ladies Network or Men Empowerment Network, click here. Through both mentoring programs, we offer an opportunity for positive interactions in a positive environment. We work collaboratively with youth programs to provide weekly group sessions, monthly workshops, quarterly field trips, and annual special events. Through the support of philanthropists, we EDUCATE youth on the value of self-worth through a positive self-esteem; MENTOR them to make better choices; and EMPOWER them to excel in every area of their lives (socially, emotionally, academically, physically, and financially). Additionally, we encourage youth 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!Y-ME? program initiatives can be donated by clicking SUPPORT US here. YELL!Y-ME Innovative Program Design Mini-Believers: Elementary: 1st throug 5th grade- Weekly Group Sessions with High School Peer Mentors. Monthly Workshops. 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. 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 - “FABULOUS Females” Campaign recruiting Mentors, Volunteers, Sponsors, Donors, and Partners into the E 'Ladies Network !! September - YELL!Y-ME? Program Kickoff Recruiting girls and boys in other youth programs (partnerships) to provide support as mentees and peer mentors (ages 6-19). October - YELL!/Y-ME? Monthly Workshops- Start of ALL Campus and Community Group Mentoring Workshops with partnerships. November: Essence of a Lady's "A Season of Thanks"- Collecting Clothes and Food for a Charitable Donation for a Shelter, Adoption Agency, or Group Home for Youths December: Essence of a Lady, Inc, in partnership with programs-"Females are FABULOUS Birthday Group Christmas Party", "YELL!/Y-ME? Christmas Shopping" in Collaboration with Nonprofit/Community Partnerships and Females are FABULOUS Annual End of the Year " Rejuvenate, Refresh & Renew Ultimate Sleepover!" January - National Mentoring Month Event-"YELL!/Y-ME? MLK Community Service Day" March: Essence of a Lady's "Spring Family Campout Event" in partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife's Texas Outdoor Families(TOF). May: Essence of a Lady's Annual "Females are FABULOUS Empowerment Conference." June: Essence of a Lady's "Summer Mentor/Mentee Campout" in Partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife's TOF.
Participation is as easy as 1, 2, 3 To register a youth: 1. Complete the YELL! Interest Formor Y-ME? Interest Form 2. Make annual contribution of $50 & pay $20 for T-shirt. Indicate size (s, m, large, XL, 1X, and 2X) by clicking "SUPPORT US" or "DONATE". 3. Complete YELL! Profile form. To volunteer: 1. Complete the E’Ladies Form 2. Make annual donation of $100.00 & pay $25 for T-shirt and indicate size (S, M, L, XL, 1X, and 2X) at "SUPPORT US." 3. Complete the E 'Ladies Profile form.