We believe that every girl, no matter her zip code, deserves to be able to fulfill her utmost potential.
-Aisha Erma Lenora Saffold, Founder and Executive Director of P.EA.R.L.S. Mentoring for Girls, Inc.
Whether they are carrying a backpack or a briefcase, P.E.A.R.L.S. Mentoring for Girls, Inc. is dedicated to making sure that our girls are comfortable and confident in any social setting, and leave a lasting impression with whomever or whatever their professional and social future holds for them
Our goal is to make sure that our girls:
In order to achieve this goal, our programs instill values that will affect a young girl’s future and most importantly influence her lifestyle.
We specifically focus on our P.E.A.R.L.S. Values:
Purity- Our girls need to know that they are worth so much more than just a "One Night" especially at their ages. Mothers are getting younger and younger by the minute so we are also tackling the topic of Teen Pregnancy by striking up the conversation.
Empathy - We want our girls to strive to understand how it feels to walk in others shoes. We don't ever want our girls to belittle anyone because of their circumstances
Awareness - We want our girls to know more about themselves and the world around them.
Respect - We want our girls value themselves as well as others opinions, even if they disagree.
Leadership - We are molding our girls to become role models; powerful women who achieve their hopes and dreams. We are preparing them though our Leadership Academy to transition from carrying a book bag to carrying a briefcase.
Scholarship - Our girls are required to hold and maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA.