The Dock Ellis Foundation offers virtual mentorship programs and life groups for young girls between 14- 21 years old each youth receives support. understanding and resources in a non-judgmental atmosphere. The Mentor’s job is to help the young person define individual goals and find ways to achieve those goals. The groups occur on the first Sunday of every month at the following times:
TOGETHER TOWARDS TOMORROW
Amplifies the effectiveness of community violence intervention and the provision of direct care and wraparound services. We want to help marginalized groups drop the percentage of violence and crime in their communities using our internal resources and the resources of our partners.
DROP THE PERCENTAGE.
Together Towards Tomorrow addresses the needs of missing youth once found. Many of our missing persons cases involve vulnerable, young victims, often with unsafe home environments and limited support. Our program communicates with At-risk youth to diagnose home-related issues and offers mentorship, skill development, and resource opportunities to create a safer and brighter future.
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 AND 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.