What Makes SPEAK So Special
Our 2017 - 2018 Ambassadors Qualifying for Scholarships!
Our first SPEAK Summit, held March 31st in Newark, NJ, ended Women's History month with powerful narratives from both women and girls. A successful first event, all attendees surveyed said they look forward to another SPEAK event bringing them closer to others within the SPEAK community so they can feel further empowered.
Three of our girls had their Youth workshop selected to present at the Harvard Alumni of Color Conference on March 2 and 3rd! This was a great opportunity for these young girls to get exposed to the ideas, discourse, and environment of an such an institution. We worked hard to help them prepare for a strong workshop, and the experience was inspirational for they, their peers and families who attended.
Mentoring Round 2 begins February 19th. Girls from George Washington High School, Lincoln High School, High School for Global Citizenship, American History High School, and Millenium High School will be matched with mentors who will guide them on college and career exploration, ethnic identity exploration, and development of life skills. Apply to be a mentor today.
Our Ambassador Orientation was held on October 21st, 2017 at Paterson Great Falls National Park. The girls learned about leadership, empathy, and task management. This year will be challenging but our girls are prepared.
Special presentation of SPEAK necklaces by A Simple Moon, founder and creator, 13 year old Samiksha Thakur.
SPEAK Mentorship launches Speaker Series Leadership and Empowerment Course at Shanti Bhavan School to provide more direct pathways to economic empowerment and positions of leadership.
SPEAK partners with Young African Women in Leadership, which empowers girls and women across multiple regions of Africa. Through the partnership, SPEAK will further this impact on girls, women, and communities across 17 countries in Africa through its Speaker Series Female Empowerment Course -- bringing the voices, lens, and perspectives of women role models to communities of Africa, helping girls gain confidence and self-empower themselves to set and reach goals that break with traditional gendered roles and expectations.
SPEAK was selected to present at the 2018 National Mentoring Summit in January on the Importance of Culturally Similar Mentor Matches for Immigrant Youth, and to speak with key players on Capitol Hill on the importance of youth development through the mentoring relationship.
SPEAK Mentorship participated in the WEP Beyond Borders Roundtable and Forum on October 26th with 20+ organizations focused on the girl child and female empowerment. Some other organizations include Malala Fund, Girl Rising, Dining For Women, Dasra, Synergos, Kota Alliance, Aware Girls and more.
SPEAK launches partnership with Akanksha Foundation, conducting a Needs Assessment with the students of Akanksha Centre - Mumbai. The girls talked about struggles to afford senior college (4 year college) after junior college (Grades 11 and 12), the conflicts between meeting parents expectations or their own, and the lack of networks, knowledge, and skills to go into the next step of their academic lives with clear direction. SPEAK's Leadership and Empowerment Course will bring the voices, lens, and perspectives of strong speakers from America to fill this gap. Stay tuned for more updates.
Welcome Our 2017 - 2018 SPEAKER SERIES Cohort
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WHY SPEAK MENTORSHIP?
OUR GOAL BY 2022
We are actively seeking partner schools to help meet our goal of graduating 100 ambassadors and impacting 1000 mentees. If you are a school with a diverse population of students, SPEAK Mentorship would love to work with you. Connect with us now!