At SPEAK Mentorship, we are committed to providing girls of immigrant backgrounds opportunities of advancement that they otherwise would not have. SPEAK stands for Support, Prepare, Empower Aspiring Kids. We use mentorship as the primary tool to do just that. SPEAK works with young girls who are navigating dual cultures and can often suffer from conflicts that stem from not having the appropriate tools to assimilate within a global context while still having to adhere to more traditional cultural practices. Here in the U.S., we work with girls of immigrant backgrounds; globally, SPEAK works with girls who are in traditional communities situated within or nearby globalizing cities.
We believe in the power of mentoring. Here’s why we believe in mentoring girls who are immigrants and first-generation American citizens: