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.
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.