G.O.O.D. for Girls, Inc.
God's Outstanding Optimistic Destiny
Welcome to G.O.O.D. for Girls, Inc.
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!"
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!
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In this season of thanksgiving, we want to express our sincerest gratitude for all that you have done to support the mission and vision of G.O.O.D. for Girls, Inc. Perhaps you are funder, a donor, a prayer warrior, a community partner, or you supported our galas, purchased raffle tickets, and even volunteered your time and shared your expertise; you enabled GfG to be what and where it is today!
There is still more work to be done and our girls need you to continue this journey with us. As we approach Giving Tuesday on November 28, 2023, please consider GfG as your charitable organization of choice.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends and most importantly don't forget to thank God for His bountiful blessings. Lori Stephens, Executive Director/Founder
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.
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 Identity, Positive 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
Group Mentor, Ms Sarah, guided her girls as they produced their first winter newsletter.
Ms Sharon and her mentee, Olivia at the GfG Annual Family & Friends Day
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.