November (exact Date TBA)
One Sunday a month from 1-7 PM in Seattle, WA
Day long meeting in Seattle, WA 10 am to 8 pm
**$50 Discount for referring a friend. In order to qualify for discount, referrals must be new inquiries (i.e. have had no previous participation in POH programming) and must attend the POH program you have referred them for. One discount per person. If the new participant is referred by two or more people, the first person to refer them will receive the discount.**
In partnership with the YMCA’s Black Achievers program the Power of Hope is offering Young Women On the Rise. In this seven-month creative leadership program, young women will gain the skills and confidence to make a difference in their schools and communities. The program is based on the premise that our world needs the energy and creativity of young people. Through Young Women on the Rise participants will uncover their leadership potential and move to action.
The program will bring together 40 young women and 20 female mentors from diverse communities in the Seattle area and beyond. The mentors are women leaders who live passionate lives of service—artists, educators, business people, and women in the healing arts. Each participant will be part of a learning group made up of two participants and one mentor. An inspiring team of teaching artists will provide arts-based workshops throughout the program.
Young Women on the Rise will focus on relationship to self, relationship to others, and relationship to the world. Being empowered means being able to maintain a deep sense of oneself in any circumstance and making choices that remain true to ones values. Through the process of getting in touch with their inner strength, participants will learn to trust their intuition, receive support from peers and adults, and find new ways to speak out about issues of import.
Over the course of seven months participants will:
- Strengthen their voice through the arts
- Discover their gifts and strengths
- Learn methods for self-care
- Explore issues that affect them as young women
- Learn strategies for developing positive relationships
- Develop cross-cultural skills
- Learn facilitation and leadership skills
- Make life-long friends
The Conference: In this kick off event, the participants and mentors will meet for an Urban Retreat in Seattle, WA. Girls will develop personal empowerment and leadership skills. They will attend workshops ranging from arts to self-care to leadership; explore issues that affect them as young women; and build a supportive community of peers and mentors.
The Monthly Meetings: Every month the participants and mentors will meet for a 6-hour program that will cover the themes of personal empowerment, leadership, and creativity. During these programs participants will learn new skills, discuss the challenges and successes they are experiencing, attend arts-based workshops, and develop community projects.
The Final Project
With the support of mentors, each young woman will participate in a final service project these projects will be planned by the youth and can be done alone or in groups. Projects can be designed to fulfill school community service requirements.
The Final Day: We will meet for an entire day in May to celebrate our accomplishments and identify next steps. The program will culminate with a graduation ceremony for friends and family.