BROWN IS BEAUTIFUL
Brown is beautiful match's teens with a long-term, positive role model, make referrals to community-based services, and provide opportunities to continue education or career exploration. We need to break the silence in our homes, schools, and communities because trauma knows no boundaries.
A mentor can be one of the greatest accelerants to a person’s professional and personal growth. There will always be classes you can take to learn a new skill, networking events to attend to meet others with the same goals, and life coaches to help you get organized. Black women and girls are especially important because they face specific challenges and experiences that are unique to them. Mentors can provide the essential wisdom, encouragement, empathy and network that a Black woman or girl needs to advance personally and professionally.
Safe Relationships is a group dedicated to educating members on boundaries, communication and respect. These relationships can include romantic partners, family, friends or co-workers. We also discuss healing from abusive relationships through support and encouragement. Our goal is for members to recognize toxic relationships, be safe, and gain self-empowerment.
Fostering Health & Independence
This group focuses on different stages of life and what is beneficial for that stage. For example, we discuss resume building, education, and vocational counseling. The group also shares resources relating to educational scholarships, jobs, housing, food, clothing, baby items and more. Our goal is for members to advocate for themselves and overcome challenges in stages of life to achieve goals.
In this group, we look at healthy coping mechanisms that are successful in stressful situations. This can be helpful for those dealing with anxiety, grief, panic attacks, anger, depression, PTSD or other mental health struggles. We discuss meditation prompts, problem-solving, journaling and self-care. It is normal to have emotions, and it is important to express emotions in a healthy way.
Know the routes your children take, especially to and from school. Practice walking the routes with them so you can point out places they should avoid or where they can go for help.