Our Program Objectives
Prevent + reduce truancy, academic failure and school suspension among middle school girls.
Prevent + reduce the number of middle school girls entering into the juvenile justice system.
Improve overall academic performance among program participants.
Provide evidenced/researched based programs and services that help at-promise girls overcome the trauma of abuse, neglect and abandonment.
We are able to achieve through the use of evidence-based culturally appropriate curriculums and trained staff.
Offered to all girls in Miami-Dade County after school for 2 hours per day. After-school activities may include dance, music, art, theatre, math & science tutoring, journal writing, sports, life skills, community service projects, field trips, college tours, etiquette and Parent Support Groups.
4:00 - 6:30 PM
Georgia Jones-Ayers Middle
Dedicated to producing professional-quality performances while instilling leadership and self-esteem. GCOM is made up of girls, ages 7 to 17 from all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. We use music as a platform to build confidence as well as develop discipline, grace and talent. The repertoire is carefully selected to challenge the girls, exposing them to new genres, new languages, and literature ranging from the Renaissance to the Jazz Age, from hip-hop to gospel.
POST ARREST DIVERSION PROGRAM
Serves girls age 17 and under who have been arrested for non-violent offenses and are under the jurisdiction of the Department of Juvenile Justice. Young girls will participate in an 8-week educational intervention program including work readiness, life skills training, character development & citizenship, health and wellness, individual & group counseling including treatment plans and parent/guardian workshops.
Offered to Miami-Dade County school girls who have been placed on 2 or more days of outdoor school suspension. Program activities are offered during the school year calendar and may include journal writing, conflict resolution and reconciliation, life skills, physical exercise, yoga, meditation, alcohol and drug awareness, community service projects individual, group and family counseling sessions as needed.
South-Robert Morgan Technical College
Overtown- Girl Power Headquarters
SISTER CIRCLE MENTORING PROGRAM
Female mentors provide each young girl with support, counsel, friendship, reinforcement and constructive example. Our Mentors are required to commit to the program for a minimum of one year and spend four to six hours per month with their mentee, serve as a role model to enhance knowledge and self-awareness on such issues as self-esteem, self image, relationship building, career choices and much more.
Family Counseling Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (FCS) provides specialized mental health services for families by focusing on the prevention and treatment of emotional trauma to foster resiliency in children from infancy through adolescence. The vision of FCS is that children and families will be free of suffering from emotional trauma, abuse and neglect. Girl Power is one of several partners that FCS works with in order to facilitate this aim. Individual counseling, educational workshops on sexual violence prevention, group counseling, case management, and literacy tutoring services are provided to girls attending Girl Power programs throughout the school year and summer.