MENTORING

Becoming a Global Citizen Mentorship Program

A special program sponsored by the North County African American Women's Association with King Middle School designed for 8th grade girls.

 

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This is a new program in partnership with King Middle School, Oceanside for 8th grade girls to introduce them to areas where life-skills become increasingly important to life outcomes as they transition to high school.
 This program is the first of its kind at King Middle School and is envisioned to be offered each year for up to 50 8th - grade girls. Young girls at this juncture in their development and school transition are vulnerable to today’s societal challenges.  Peer pressure, bullying, lack of self confidence and self-reliance, and assimilation needs all create anxieties that can lead to poor choices, which too often are the result of inept life skills. Support structures and collaborative partnerships that are instructive, as well as engaging, can be essential elements for the successful development into young womanhood; laying a foundation for model citizenship. 
Through a series of interactive sessions, the following topics will be addressed: Civic Engagement, Etiquette and Manners, Effective Verbal and Non-verbal Communication, Leadership Skills (True Colors), Health and Safety, Money, Make up, Dress for Success, Coping Skills (communicating internal feelings, ex: bullying, depression) and Preparing for Change, Valuing Cultural Diversity.  At least 2 field trips are planned that will expose the girls to important cultural contributions / history, key to  understanding and valuing cultural diversity. The culminating event will be a celebration of completion.

Support our Mentoring Program

The NCAAWA appreciates your generous support in our efforts to help young women become exemplary Global Citizens. Your generous support enables us to continue our mentoring program and efforts.

 

We would like to thank the Walmart Foundation, Soroptomist international of Oceanside/Carlsbad, Hass Team Realty and the Staples Foundation for their generous donations and support of our mentoring program!
Mentoring Overview
Following an informational meeting with the girls and members of NCAAWA, a series of life skills workshops will be offered on 10 Mondays, 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. at King Middle School.

Week 1: Getting to Know One Another

Week 2: Etiquette Basics (Virtual & Visual)

Mural Project: Community Service -The girls create 3 underwater scenes using a mural format. Murals will be displayed at the Muramid Mural Museum in Oceanside and exhibited as part of the International Day of the Women display on March 8th. Murals will be donated to Vista Community Clinic and Oceanside Senior Center.

Week 3: Mural Completion

Week 4: Self Esteem

Week 5: Communication II: (including Role Playing) Primary emphasis on manners; the importance of how body language may alter your intentions; what to say, when and how you say it

Week 6: Make Up -Looking Your Best: appropriate application, skin care

Field Trip: KOCT (Tour of studio, view a live taping, career information)

Week 7: Career Preparation- Learning about the retail business.

Field Trip: Fashion and Careers

Week 8: A Healthy and Safe Lifestyle

Week 9: Anti-Bullying

Week 10: True Colors- Team Building and Leadership

Field Trip - Grand Tea Room (Escondido, 1:30 P.M. Seating)

Culminating Celebration and Incentive Awards

View our Mentoring Photo Gallery

Student Testimonials

As a result of this program I learned that in all the sessions we had to stand up and say our first and last name. Knowing that we had a voice and that we had to be loud. I learned that when I do my own makeup, there might be a chance I am not doing it correctly. Also when I go to nice places, I will know how to dress. I fell great about knowing all these things. I learned a lot of things that help me  in life.

Emani S.

As a result of this program I learned that showing your true colors and who you really are isn't bad, we all face and have been through different things in life, but showing who we really are gives away our true character and shows people that we are all unique in our own way. I feel that our mentors have taught us a lot. Our mentors care about us, and want the best for us in the future. I really enjoyed coming to this group because we communicated with each other very well.

Jada A.

As a result of this program I learned how to be a more mature young lady and how to set goals for myself that I thrive to achieve. I also was able to learn new things about myself. I fell very empowered to continue to grow up into a beautiful and successful woman. I also feel so much more positive and put together. I feel like i can conquer anything life throws at me.

Janai R.

As a result of this program I learned how to be a global citizen, how to feel good about myself, how everyone has their own styles, how to try different things, how to show my true colors, how to save money, and how to be beautiful in my own way. I feel appreciative to have a group like this to lead me through my life of being a global citizen. i also feel thankful to all of the mentors for teaching us that it is good to be yourself.

Kristina B.

As a result of this program I learned how to communicate with others, what my true color is , how to manage money, how to apply the appropriate amount of makeup. Most importantly, I learned new things about myself. I would not have known if It was not for this program. I feel grateful to have been apart of this group. I feel good, that I was able to get to know these women and classmates I don't usually talk to.

Temoura W.

As a result of this program I learned that in all the sessions we had to stand up and say our first and last name. Knowing that we had a voice and that we had to be loud. I learned that when I do my own makeup, there might be a chance I am not doing it correctly. Also when I go to nice places, I will know how to dress. I fell great about knowing all these things. I learned a lot of things that help me  in life.

Za'Aligh D.

Footsteps by Eileen Carole
Dedicated to the girls of the NCAAWA Global Citizenship program
And the NCAAWA members who mentor them
 March 21, 2015

We mentor…

and you are worthy,

young and eager, aspiring and earnest.

You pursue education and enrichment,

growing into womanhood

and global citizenship;

soon ready to take your place in this world.

We all walk in footsteps

someone has walked before.

We lift weights, once shouldered by others.

Sisters, aunts and mothers,

Sheroes before our time.

We find our own calling

and lift ourselves up, ready for challenge.

Mentors, we salute you –

Each one, reach one,

sacrificing time and talent to teach,

sharing yourself.

Taking time for tea; we celebrate with each sip.

We celebrate charm and femininity

as we have High Tea at the Grand Tea Room;

a high five to all here… for their support!