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G.O.O.D. for Girls, Inc.

God's Outstanding Optimistic Destiny

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Welcome to G.O.O.D. for Girls, Inc.

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Who Are We? G.O.O.D for Girls (GfG) is a non-profit community-based asset/leadership development and mentoring organization for girls ages 9-18.  The program, G-DEP (Growth - Development, Education & Preparedness) provides quality, long-term mentoring and support. The G-DEP program also introduces and exposes girls to a variety of STEAM, financial literacy, leadership, college and career exploration activities.

 

Our mission is to mentor young girls, nurture future leaders, and foster positive relationships that will develop essential assets to help prepare her for her destiny of success.  Our vision is "Mentoring young girls into confident young women!"

Wow!  Can you believe we're almost half way through this year?! I hope you've been doing the things that make you happy and fulfilled.  

GfG is grateful to all of our sponsors, volunteers and supporters.   The commitment of your time, advocacy, encouragement and in-kind resources helps us to provide a variety of enhanced experiences for young girls.   Please watch this brief video highlighting some additional ways you can be involved.

There is still more work to be done and our girls need you to continue this journey with us. Please consider GfG as your charitable organization of choice.  

Thank You!

Why the Need?  

Girls are the rising backbone of the world and we must teach and encourage them to unapologetically take their place in it. At GfG, we are empowering young girls to break the glass ceiling and become major game changers in school, at work, and in life. With your support, we will continue mentoring young girls into confident young women!

To learn more about how you can help, click here!

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Congratulations to Leah Charity-Spriggs, who was one of 10 exceptional youth to receive a $2500 scholarship from the African American Men of Westchester at their 23rd Annual MLK Youth Legacy Awards Luncheon. The AAMW is committed to developing and encouraging collaborative action to strengthen the economic, cultural and educational foundations of our communities. Leah received the Building Bridges Award. For this, recipients demonstate commmendable effort in raising awareness and successfully implementing a project that unites a group and provides a platform for the greater good of others. Leah turned her passion for making jewelry into a community service to help to reduce period poverty by providing hygiene products to girls in shelters. Leah takes 50% of the proceeds from her jewelry sales to purchase these much needed products and uses the other 50% to replenish supplies. She has partnered with the Sharing Shelf for distribution. Congratualtions to each of the other award recipients - our young people are truly inspiring! The event was an amazing day for all!

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How do you respond when someone says, "Tell me something about yourself."  Whew, so much to say, so little time! The girls have been working on figuring out,  "Who Am I?" This series challenges them to think about who they are, where they're going and how to articulate both in words and creative expression.  

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Mentoring

The mentors and the GfG organization join forces and build the character of our girls while developing strong assets that will equip them with the  necessary confidence and knowledge to overcome any obstacles or challenges they may confront.

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Asset Development

The application process for girls ages 9 - 17 who reside in the Westchester County and surrounding areas is ongoing. After completion, girls are accepted into G-DEP and engage in activities and events based on the specific program track for their age group.  The curriculum of GfG is designed to follow each girl through high school graduation and/or through age 18. GfG has designed a standards-based curriculum that helps develop internal and external assets to assist girls in identifying their own self-worth, becoming advocates for self and others, and empowers them to reach their goals. At the core of what we do are Eight Developmental Assets and their 40 subsets designed from Search Institutes evidenced based 40 Developmental Assets Framework. They are: Positive IdentityPositive Values,  Constructive Use of Time, Boundaries/Expectations, Social Competencies, Commitment to Learning and Empowerment. 

GfG Mentoring Program

This component of GfG matches trained volunteer Mentors with a young girl in the program, creating the experience of a long-term nurturing relationship while the two work together on enhancing and further developing essential assets. This includes being a life-coach to guide them through the tween years, teen years and beyond.  

 

Group mentoring allows for small groups of 2-5 girls to focus in on a specific area of interest. The groups meet for a minimum of three sessions.  Meetings are held once per week or as directed by the Group Mentor.  Each of these mentoring formats will prove to be beneficial in helping girls navigate through some of life's challenges and obstacles. Ongoing, in-house training is mandatory for all of our Mentors to provide empowerment and resources to keep the mentoring relationship fresh and effective.

2023 Trip to the National Museum of African American History & Culture

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Group Mentor, Ms Sarah, guided her girls as they produced their first  winter newsletter. 

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Ms Sharon and her mentee, Olivia at the GfG Annual Family & Friends Day

G-DEP
Growth - Development, Education & Preparedness

MAPP - My Achievable Professional Path

 

This component of the program gives our girls incentives to achieve academic excellence, exercise their creativity, think outside the box, and reach their fullest potential. Awards include the GfG College Scholarship and awards for Academic Improvement and Excellence, Leadership,  Entrepreneur,  Community Service and Raising the BAR (Behavior, Academics, Responsibility).

FIT - Financially Intelligent Teens

The wealth of information gained during these sessions will sharpen the skills of our girls in money management, consumerism and financial planning. The program will help the girls manage their money and resources more wisely. GfG offers a comprehensive experience that includes banking basics, cash control, making money, consumer awareness, financing for your future and the Stock Market Challenge.

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Inspired By ~Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord; plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” 

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