Ms. Miriam Martin
Girl Power recently promoted Ms. Miriam Martin to the Coordinator of the Sister Circle Mentoring Program (SCM). Martin will oversee the development and implementation of the program, which matches adult volunteer mentors with a mentee for one-to-one mentoring and group activities. Martin’s experience includes classroom and program management and most of all her demonstrated passion and commitment to serving at-promise girls of color.
“Ms. Martin has been a staff member at Girl Power Rocks since 2019, and considering her dedication to Girl Power, we are excited to embark on this new journey with her,” says Thema Campbell, the Founder and CEO of Girl Power. “She is a hard-working, diligent, and detail orientated Miami native who has infinite potential to make the Sister Circle Mentoring Program even more successful.”
The Mentoring Coordinator ensures program quality and performance related to recruiting, screening, matching, monitoring, and closing the relationship between the mentor and mentee, and communicates with all parties including the mentee’s parent/guardian throughout the relationship. Within this role, Martin will incorporate evidence-based strategies that maximize mentoring benefits for the mentor and that help improve the mentee’s personal, academic and professional life outcomes. It is also expected that the program will increase the number of mentors in the program as Martin focuses on building new partnerships and increased awareness of the impact that the program makes on young girl’s through its mentors.
As one of several Girl Power programs, Sister Circle Mentoring provides many opportunities for at-promise girls to engage in a healthy one-on-one nourishing relationship with a positive female role model. SCM also serves as a safe space where at-promise girls feel loved and are guided away from the pitfalls of traumas associated with violence, abuse, and exploitation. Mentors commit to the program for a minimum of one year, spend four or more hours per month with their mentee, serve as a role model, and enhance knowledge and self-awareness on issues such as self-esteem, self-image, relationship building, career choices, and much more. The match receives support from the coordinator and makes monthly reports on progress and challenges.
Established in 2000, Girl Power has become a safe haven and the leading agency for girls’ empowerment. The agency has served the community through several programs, including Girls Rock After School Program, Girls Choir of Miami, Therapy Services, Sister Circle Mentoring Program, STEAM Workforce Training Campaign, Alternative to Outdoor Suspension Program, and various intervention and prevention programming. Recently, Girl Power was one of three non-profits nationally awarded a sex trafficking intervention and prevention grant by the Department of Justice.
The agency has launched a $20 million capital campaign to raise funds to build Mama Hattie’s House Social, Educational, and Residential Complex for girls who are aging out of foster care and/are who are at risk of sex trafficking.
Sister Circle Mentoring is always in need of everyday women from all walks of life to volunteer and serves as mentors and role models.
If you are a good listener, non-judgemental, treat others with respect, can give constructive feedback, and have a genuine interest in improving the lives of young at-promise girls, please contact Miriam Martin at Mentoring@Girlpowerrocks.org, or visit www.girlpowerrocks.org to learn more or become a Sister Circle Mentor.
Mentoring Means the Most!