WOMEN-EYE POWERING UP GIRLS
The goal of Little Women-Eye and Art Reaching Teens is to empower young women to pursue excellence in every area of their lives. Our mission is to enhance the development of young girls and provide a forum to expose them to the benefits and the importance of positive self image, responsible personal conduct, and respect for self and others via educational achievement, cultural enrichment and mentoring.
Little Women-Eye’s program designed to combat the pressures and pitfalls teen girls go through. The goal of Art Reaching Teens is to empower young women to pursue excellence in every area of their lives.
Women-Eye Board and Partners are on hand to impart wisdom, resources and to help guide girls through the importance of balanced nutrition, proper etiquette, positive self-esteem and professional development.
Little Women-Eye members gain knowledge experience, through our life style workshops that is a culturally enriching experience.
Our girls will share time with a number of dedicated and dynamic women mentors from our Women-Eye members on topics related to health, fitness, financial literacy and education/career development.
In addition, each girl will begin her mentoring process. Our mentoring process begins in a group structure the participants are broken up in groups by ages 11-14 and 15-17. They are then assigned to a mentor who is a dynamic woman in the community committed to cultivating our young girls throughout their personal, educational, and professional development.
Art Reaching Teens Girl Speak Up
The Arts Reaching Teens: This transforms communities and individuals through art by providing programs in the following areas: art education, community building, rites of passage, and imagination in action.
Spirituality: Interfaith Work
Little Women-Eye Tea Party’s: Two-hour sessions, girls participate in activities and conversation regarding key issues such as self-esteem, identity, and body image. Girls explore how various cultures commemorate the "coming of age" experience by learning artistic traditions related to such ceremonies and celebrations.
Why Girls Speak?
Girls Speaks gives girls a voice – a chance to be heard - and to make a contribution toward reducing violence and creating peace.
When violence is on the rise in the all over the world, girls are often the ones to be first hurt. However, it is rare that the girls actually get to express how they feel about violence in their neighborhood, how it affects them and what they would do to begin to solve the problem. Girls Speaks will give the city a chance to hear what they have to say.
Main Objectives of Girls Speaks:
Art from the Heart of the City and Beyond:
Girls Speaks will provide anti-violence art workshops for thousands of young women from every major region in the city.
Girls Speaks will conduct youth arts workshops in:
schools/after school programs: community-based programs:
faith-based communities: immigrant communities
We have develop a Little Women-Eye Tech Team youth that will travel throughout the city to capture the story of Girls Speak by recording and editing video and audio material from partner sites. This team will also manage the Girls Speaks Blog, Magazine and TV Show that we launched in June 2010. For more information about the Little Women-Eye Tech Team please click here.
Conversation with the Leaders:
In partnership with Women-Eye Artist In Charge, we will provide a recurring arts/poetry workshop for women and girls who have been victims or that have lost loved ones to violence.
Celebrations and Empowerment:
We want to see our girls shine!! There will be multiple opportunities for Little Women-Eye to express/perform through several small venue performances and local media outlets including radio, television and web stations. For a list of upcoming performance events, called the Girls Speak Shine series, please click here.
A Citywide Peace and Arts Initiative:
There will also be a big culminating Celebration of Peace ceremony planed for September 2010 where young women participating in Girls Speaks will gather and have the opportunity to perform.
ART Mentor-Ship Program
ART mentors are given discussion topics that they are to address with their mentee each month. The topics center on self-esteem, academic achievement, healthy nutrition, physical fitness, and financial literacy. These topics are gateways to discussion, but the Mentor and Mentee are encouraged to have open dialogue about other topics that are of interest to our Mentee as well.
ART mentors are trained on how to handle various obstacles that may occur during the mentor/mentee relationship including poor communication, or disagreeing on how to move forward on particular issues.
ART features 5 workshops led by guest speakers that will cover topics ranging from body image and self-esteem to career and college prep, dating violence and relationships. Speakers will also talk about HIV/AIDS and teen mom issues. Members also a performance poet, is including art and dance seminars to capture every girl's interest.
The main purpose of the expo is to empower girls and remind them that they're extraordinary; we want to show them that you can have whatever you like in life.
ART Expo Chicago took place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday April 5, 2014. For information registration is free and girls could sign up During Money Smart Week.
Another event, the ART Self-Esteem Workshop for girls, is designed to empower girls and promote new ways of thinking about beauty, body image and self-esteem with positive self-esteem-building discussions and activities. Open to girls 11-15. 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, and to register.
ART Magazine And Fashion Update Soon!