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THE PROBLEM

According to recent national studies, the following information below applies to children that never had a mentor/adult role model:

Statistics claim that 7 out of 10 girls believe they are not good enough or don’t measure up in their looks, performance in school or relationships. By the end of middle school, most girls are considered depressed and have low self-esteem (which plummets at the age of 12).

 

This leads to immeasurable consequences such as eating disorders, obesity, bullying, early sexual activity, suicide, cutting etc.400,000 youth are in foster care in the United States.

THE MISSION

Our collective mission is to improve the lives of women, especially young girls through a series of empowerment programs leading to social and economic change and emotional growth.

Pretty 2 Me

Pretty2Me teaches young girls ages 9-16 the value of LYF
(Loving Yourself First). We are a national
nonprofit organization, and we emphasize the
importance of self-love and individual responsibility as
the basis of personal success and community
involvement. Our collective mission is to effect change
through empowerment from the inside out. With
mentoring programs, activities and bonding discussions,
we understand that the consistency of a mentor and
support from peers can make a positive impact and a
lasting difference. Teaching girls about LYF builds the
confidence needed to become successful in life while
creating a social sisterhood. It is imperative to cultivate
positive body image, deconstruct gender media
stereotypes, and lead change throughout their
community with an open heart.

 
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In all of our offerings, we strive to ingrain the importance of self-love, confidence, and mental/emotional wellness into the lives of youth around the country. To help you give this experience to the young people in your organization, we've developed 9 workshops to address the specific needs of youth and young adults today.

Topics Covered In Our Workshops

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Healthy Eating Habits

Eating clean is a key component of a healthful lifestyle (physically, mentally, and emotionally). This workshop teaches a multitude of healthy habits, while teaching how what you put in your body affects your feminine hygiene and quality of life.

Puberty

This workshop focuses on discussing the changes during puberty and the importance of feminine care. Topics include body hair, hormones, periods, and proper feminine care (including PH balance).

Stress Management

This workshop teaches students how to identify and manage stress. Each student will be educated on the common effects of stress and ways to manage in a healthy way.

Self Reflection

Students will learn how to identify emotions and learn how to cope and respond versus react. It allows students to celebrate areas of strength and address areas of weakness.

Time Management

This workshop teaches skills to help students prioritize tasks so they are able to plan ahead, set aside the time they need for projects, homework, assignments, and make better use of that time. Good time management skills can help keep them on track and reduce stress.

Healthy Relationships

This workshop teaches self-esteem, self-validation and confidence by focusing on student successes. Students will learn to identify strategies to cope with peer pressure, and how to deal with a bullying situation. Students will be able to identify positive friendship characteristics. 

Goal Setting and Vision

This workshop teaches students the positive effect of mindfulness. Each student will learn how to be clear and specific in directing their subconscious to help accomplish their goals. Students will be encouraged to be creative and innovative with their personal and career goals.

Effective Communication

This workshop teaches students tips and tools on how to use self-control and thought-provoking response inhibition versus an emotional reaction. Students will learn that thinking before speaking is crucial to interpersonal relationships at school, work, and at home.

Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

Students will learn the importance of the ethical characteristics and leadership development. Students will be able strengthen and address the ability to accept the value of oneself and others. Students will learn the difference between listening to talk versus listening to empathize. Students will learn to respect the difference of peers without compromising personal integrity. They will learn the benefit of positive support as it pertains to sisterhood.  

L: DIY Workshop Package

Our DIY offering where you receive the full curriculum materials for all of our workshops (pptx presentation, detailed facilitator guides, and the necessary worksheets).

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Y: All Inclusive Workshop Package

Our All Inclusive Offering where you receive the full curriculum materials for all of our workshops and have a Pretty2Me Certified Counselor set up a virtual classroom for you to teach the curriculum materials to your group.

F: Facilitator Training Add-On

Add on to the "L" Package. Create a safe environment for the youth in your organization by going through our hour-long facilitator training.

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   Who We Partner With   

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DeAnnah Stinson Reese is CEO and Principal Consultant for E3 Professional Services. DeAnnah has 10+ years of experience in equitable hiring, retention, engagement, diversity education, and career development. DeAnnah partners with nonprofits and education institutions to provide career development and college readiness workshops that educate, equips, and empowers disadvantaged youth with the resources needed to create a successful plan for their life. High school students learn how to strategically leverage their high school years to leverage college opportunities and college students learn how to prepare for career success. Students also learn how to increase their earning potential through a college education while strategizing for career success and discover how to build wealth through entrepreneurship. DeAnnah is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, a partner with Fortune 500 companies, and has been featured in a variety of media outlets including Voyage Houston. 

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Socorro studied Architectural Lighting Design at Parsons School of Design in New York City and practiced in the field for 15 years on a range of high-profile projects throughout the world.  In 2015 she ventured into STEM education for children, operating a small mobile business with the purpose of bringing engineering programs to Los Angeles schools.  Today, she is the founder and director of illuMINDS LLC  illuMINDS is a mobile business that partners with schools, organizations, and family groups to offer dynamic STEAM education programs for children ages 4-14.  We specialize in bringing quality Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math curriculum to kids through fun and engaging lessons.  STEAM concepts are introduced to children through project-based and hands-on activities.  Our goal is to motivate kids to learn about science and art in different ways while helping them build solid life skills and self-confidence. Ultimately, we seek to inspire kids to find their individual purpose by allowing them to explore various STEAM disciplines that lead to possible career paths.

Keyonna's Certifications

Our Founder, Keyonna, has a Variety of Certifications And Experience in the Mental Health and Personal Development Space:

Graduate Certificate in Counseling, Contemporary Theory in Mental Health Services from Capella University.

Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist with a background in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

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