Leadership: Our girl participants will be our community leaders and mentors. Therefore, Tomorrow;s Journey girl participants are capable of being socially just, ethical leaders who will create a better world.
The mission of Tomorrow's Journey is to expose girls to a world beyond their immediate experiences; give them a sense of being able to make a difference in their lives and the larger community; and raise their expectations of what they can accomplish; to develop authentic and effective culturally-based leadership, and to become collective in their thoughts, actions and purpose.
Family engagement is important in the Tomorrow's Journey. The parents and other family members and/or extended family are encouraged to participate in various activites and to volunteer. They are made aware that their encouragement will help to validate the student as she begins to develop a strong identity.
Tomorrow's Journey is designed to fit within an academic year, as an after school program or added to the class schedule as a seventh period alternative credit. The program operates a minimum of three hours each day. The suggested hours of operation are 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm, two days a week, such as Tuesday and Thursday.
Up to 10 participants comprised of culturally and gender specific elementary, middle and high school girls, who have a need for he experience and the capacity to learn from the experience (i.e their capacity to learn from experience and feedback to make improvements.
The goal is to encourage positive social attitudes and relationships; build trust in others; become aware of African American authentic history and the great contributions to the world; develop a high self-esteem, self-identity and self-confidence; and educational achievement.
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“You don’t make progress by standing on the sideline, whimpering and complaining.
You make progress
by implementing ideas."
- Shirley Chisholm