Girls learn communication skills and team building during summer mentorship program

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Dozens of girls from across the Tricounty have taken advantage of their summer vacation to take part in a mentoring program.

‘Worth Beyond Measure’ is managed by Youth Empowerment Services, Inc., (YES). The organization’s goal is to empower middle and high school girls to discover, embrace and appreciate their self-esteem, leading to a healthy and productive lifestyle.

Over 30 girls participated, and six peer leaders served as role models and mentors. The girls came from towns and communities in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties.

Workshops focused on developing effective communication skills, exploring careers, reading comprehension, team building and other topics.

The six-week program wraps up this weekend, with an official Princess Ball dinner on Saturday, co-hosted by Live 5 presenter Ann McGill. The ball will be held at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston. The keynote speaker is Shakemia Chatman, Owner/Real Estate Consultant at The Chatman Group w/Keller Williams Realty.

YES says their small groups and activities are thought-provoking, life-changing, and relevant to the interests of middle school and high school girls today.

Programs include small group mentoring, educational activities, college tours, and outreach to middle school and high school girls targeting minorities, the underserved and disenfranchised, and those in low-income and disadvantaged communities. group homes in Berkeley, Charleston and South Dorchester counties. Caroline. Girls most at risk of school dropout, teenage pregnancy, sex trafficking, abuse and poverty are also targeted. Through our diverse activities, girls will be empowered to pursue healthy and productive futures and escape the cycle of poverty.

Learn more about YES by clicking on the link.

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