Girlfriends

  • GIRLFRIENDS MISSION
    Girfriends Image To create a supportive environment for young ladies in Pinellas County that will promote student achievement, encourage positive behaviors, enhance self-discipline, develop personal dependability, cultivate high self-esteem, build strong relationships, encourage community service, and provide positive role models.

    HOW YOU CAN HELP
    Assisting Girlfriends of Pinellas County is a rewarding opportunity for you to help girls get excited about school and their future. By modeling the kind of expectations they need to succeed you will make a positive and significant impact on their young lives. Opportunities for you to give of your time, talents and gifts include:
    • Speakers
    • Mentors
    • Volunteers
    • Event Sponsors
    To find out more information or how you can be involved call 727-588-6405.

    Contributions may be made through the Pinellas Education Foundation, http://www.pinellaseducation.org
     
    PROGRAM OVERVIEW
    Girlfriends meeting Girlfriends of Pinellas County is a program designed to empower young ladies in Pinellas County through academic support and mentorship. Students are provided with the resources, tools and guidance necessary to encourage self-discipline, positive behavior, and to cultivate high self-esteem and self-reliance. Mentors, community leaders, teachers and school administrators work closely with students to foster a supportive relationship through reinforcement in behavior, academic achievement and social growth. Students have an opportunity to participate in field trips that will enhance cultural awareness. Community service learning projects are part of the program that builds a sense of citizenship and community pride. Parental participation is encouraged through parent/girl meetings and workshops.
     
    WHO CAN JOIN?
    Any girl whose commitment to the program will help her improve or maintain her academic performance, develop self-discipline, learn positive behaviors, and cultivate high self-esteem and self-reliance.
     
    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Develop self awareness, decision making, conflict resolution and social skills
    • Goal setting training
    • Academic tutoring
    • Cultural awareness
    • Mentoring
    • Community service projects participation
     

    Elementary School

    Success begins early A-B-C’s of School Success
    Attendance
    Attend school everyday
    Avoid tardies

    Behavior
    Be a problem solver
    Girlfriends Meeting Believe in yourself

    Coursework
    Continue reading & writing daily
    Complete all your work
    Collect good grades 
     

    Middle School

    Get a head start for college and career preparation

    Attendance
    Keep up your good attendance.
    Get to every class on time.

    Behavior
    Seek positive ways to handle conflicts-avoid any discipline referrals.

    Coursework
    Take High School credit courses while still in middle school (Foreign Language,
    algebra, for example).
    Maintain good grades
    Know your Grade Point Average
    Talk to your parents/counselor 
     

    girlfriends meetingHigh School

    Going to college is possible
    Take advanced courses to prepare for college.

    Honors level
    Advanced Placement
    Dual Enrollment – St. Pete College

    Maintain your Grade Point Average (G.P.A.).

    Goal: 3.0 and above.

    Take college admissions tests:
    PSAT/PLAN in 9th, 10th, 11th http://www.collegeboard.com
    SAT/ACT in 11th and 12th
    http://www.collegeboard.com or http://www.ACT.com
    Stay involved in your school and community.

    Search for scholarships
    (Pinellas Ed. Foundation Aug.-Jan.-12th grade)
    Complete financial aid applications-12th grade
    (FAFSA-Jan.-March)
    Work closely with your school counselor.