What we do

Mission & Vision

Mission

Girls Reaching All Concepts of Excellence (GRACE) is a mentoring and youth development program offered to girls from grades 9-12 Blytheville High School. Our mission is to empower young ladies to become the best versions of themselves by equipping them with knowledge and skills necessary for success.

Vision

Our vision is to positively impact the lives of the young ladies at BHS regardless of their ethnic background, beliefs, or socioeconomic status. As a result of the GRACE Mentorship Program, they will have higher self-esteem, improved peer interactions, and a sense of self-worth and identity. They will also acquire life, coping, leadership, and conflict resolution skills they can apply on a daily basis. Ultimately, they will develop into GRACEful women.  

Pledge

The GRACE pledge is a statement expressing a commitment to accomplish the mission and vision of the program.

I pledge to be a girl who reaches all concepts of excellence to the very best of my ability.

To GROW into a woman of good character, who exudes kindness, integrity, responsibility, and self-control.

To RESPECT the people I encounter each day and our differences.

To ACHIEVE the personal, academic, and professional goals I set for myself.

To COMMIT to serving others and leading by example in order to have a positive impact on those around me.

And to EMBRACE and nurture my unique qualities, gifts, and talents so that I may fulfill my purpose in life.

 

Objectives

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We focus on 7 areas in order to nurture the learning & development of our mentees so that they will grow into successful, productive, and responsible citizens:

Self-image & Self-care

Goal Setting

Academic Achievement

Leadership

Relationships

Stewardship

Community Service

Our Services

Group Mentoring

Mentees meet in small groups (3-5) with their mentors twice per week during lunch to discuss their personal and academic goals and steps needed to achieve them. Everyone keeps a journal to monitor their progress.


Workshops

Workshops are held once per month during school hours. Topics include:

  • Long & Short-Term Goal Setting

  • Grooming & Hygiene

  • Health & Nutrition

  • Communication & Conflict Resolution

  • Healthy Relationships

  • Stewardship

  • College & Career Readiness


Enrichment Activities

Currently, our main enrichment involves community service opportunities. However, in the future, we hope to implement more enrichment activities to promote self-confidence, positive relationships, and leadership as well as to help them acquire knowledge and skills. These activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Social Outings & Gatherings

  • Exposure to the Arts

  • Health & Fitness Classes

  • Cooking Classes

  • DIY Classes

  • Etiquette Classes

  • Conferences

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