PEARLS for Teen Girls
PEARLS for Teen Girls is improving quality of life and strengthening our community one girl at a time by empowering young women with self-development tools, guidance and support to strive for better, brighter futures by living out the PEARLS values:
Personal Responsibility, Empathy, Awareness, Respect, Leadership and Support.
Every group starts off with the PEARLS Promise followed by our signature Self-Development curriculum based on our Leadership Compass with activities focused around healthy relationships, self-esteem, self-development and SMART goal setting.
Who: 6th-12th students, limited to 25 students per group
What: Girls-only, safe-space gatherings
Where: Brown Deer Middle and High School in Room 24 (Room 21 for 6th grade)
When: Group sessions are weekly
Monday and Wednesday
- 7th and 8th grade - 11:10-12:00 (full)
- 6th grade - 12:05-12:56
- 9th and 10th grade - 10:40-12:12
- 11th and 12th grade - 10:40-12:12
Why: PEARLS believes that every girl is precious with unique gifts and strengths. We also recognize that teen pregnancy and lack of education are huge challenges in Milwaukee that create enormous barriers to girls seeking to reach their full potential.
How: Providing a youth-adult partnership through mentoring, co-facilitating, and featuring guided conversations and activities led by an adult Program Coordinator, Ms. Trenice, and Marquette intern, Ms. Kay.