G.O.O.D. for Girls, Inc.
God's Outstanding Optimistic Destiny
Welcome to G.O.O.D. for Girls, Inc.
GfG is a community-based mentoring/asset and leadership development program for girls ages 9-18. Our girls enter the program between the ages 9-13 and remain in GfG until age 18. GfG is a non-profit organization in Westchester County providing quality, long-term one to one mentoring and group mentoring while following a standards based curriculum to help develop essential assets that prepare young girls for their destiny of success. GfG also introduces and expose our girls to a variety of STEAM, financial literacy, leadership, college, and career exploration activities.
Why the need? Girls who are mentored are 27% less likely to begin using alcohol; 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs and 59% less likely to drop out of school.
Our 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 are mentoring young girls into confident young women!
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.
GfG accepts into the program young girls ages, 9 - 13 who reside in the Westchester County and surrounding areas in New York. The curriculum of GfG is designed to follow each girl through the age of 18. GfG has designed a standards based curriculum that will help by developing essential assets internally and externally that will assist the girls in identifying their own self-worth and becoming their own advocates. The Eight Developmental Assets are: Positive Identity, Support, Empowerment, Boundaries/Expectations, Positive
Values, Commitment to Learning, Constructive Use of Time, and Social Competencies.
FIT - Financially Intelligent Teens
The application of the 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 to 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.
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. The mentoring relationship will prove to be beneficial in helping each girl 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.
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 Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence, Literacy Award, Creativity Award, Community Service Award, and Raising the BAR (Behavior, Academics, Responsibility) Award.