Pretty in Pink, Empowerment Academy for Girls is a faith-based, society of distinguished young ladies that aim to promote and maintain high standards of positive girlhood.
The purpose of Pretty in Pink, Empowerment Academy for Girls is to provide a quality, unique opportunity to engage girls in positive programming and connect them with mentoring opportunities. The goal of working with girls at the critical ages of adolescence is to help them develop self-esteem, life skills, and affirmative motivations so that they are equipped with the tools to help them achieve their goals and avoid getting into strife as they physically and developmentally mature; especially before and as they are entering their teenage years and high school.
- Inspire and promote self-love, self-esteem, and motivation.
- Develop life skills, healthy coping skills, and decision-making skills.
- Teach girls to love their bodies
- Inspire girls to further their education.
- Teach girls to deconstruct media images.
- In girls-only spaces, girls can discover commonalities and celebrate differences
- Expose girls to educational and cultural opportunities.
- Extol the importance of community service.
- Help girls develop leadership skills and life-long friendships.
Research has shown that exposure to high-performing female role models can increase girls’ sense of belonging, reduce self-doubt, and motivate them to aspire to similar roles. It is our hope that through Pretty in Pink, Empowerment Academy for Girls, they will accomplish these goals and become confident young women who will make an impact in our society.
Pretty in Pink(PIP) uses reputably effective approaches to empowerment, including: consistent mentorship, positive role models, supportive peer groups, interactive teaching methods, culturally specific programming, gender specific programming, and experiential education. PIP is intended to be relevant to all girls. But all girls are different! We know it. We love it. Therefore, this empowerment academy is not only gender specific, it is intentionally race and class conscious, culturally specific, and reflective of the particular geographic area served. The need for this type of engaging, adaptable, focused education is undeniable.