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.
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.
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 10 workshops to address the specific needs of youth and young adults today.
Topics Covered In Our Workshops
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).
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.
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.
Who We Partner With
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.
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.
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).