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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. 
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