Congressman John Robert Lewis, the son of sharecroppers who survived a brutal beating by police during a landmark 1965 march in Selma, Alabama, to become a towering figure of the civil rights movement and a longtime US Congressman, has died after a six-month battle with cancer. He was 80.
During one of several trips we took, this one to Washington, DC, was by far the most rewarding and inspirational. Our lunches at the Capitol were hosted by Congressman Scott Rigell. On this particular day, Congressman John Lewis was walking past the door and inquired about our group, he was invited in by Congressman Rigell. For those of us, that knew the 'History' we were honored to have him join us and share sage wisdom of the 'struggle', the importance of our vote, to always keep learning and so much more. This was a historical time for us and we will never forget the symbolism of this photo displaying true bipartisanship, simply priceless!
May the peace of God console his family and may he rest in peace!
A Special Message from Girls with Goals
Alliance Leadership Team
Thank you, GWGA Leadership Team!
Special Message from The MENTOR Virginia Team!
As most of you work to respond to the constantly-evolving developments of school closures and program disruptions caused by COVID-19, MENTOR Virginia recognizes that this is an extremely difficult time. While the recommendation for social distancing and the limiting of in-person contact is critical for public health, it also poses real challenges to mentoring programs that seek to foster and nurture long-term mentoring relationships for our young people. While we recommend that all mentoring programs across Virginia suspend in-person mentoring, we recognize that our young people--perhaps now more than ever--need the connection with their mentor(s) to help them survive and thrive in this isolating and anxiety-inducing time.
The MENTOR Virginia Team
March is Women's History Month! Let's Celebrate Our Future Trailblazers, Girls with Goals!
Welcome to our site and a 'Bright' 2021! We hope the information on these pages will encourage you to make a decision to play a role in some way: Mentor, Supporter, or Volunteer; basically, make a difference in a young person's life. We are available to answer questions, call (747) 777-2058 to discuss how we can continue to "make a difference" together.
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Dorothy's Girls Scholarship Fund
Girls with Goals Alliance launched the scholarship fund in March 2019 during their 10-year celebration and to support participating mentees that pursue higher education after graduating from high school. The scholarship fund also assists with fees for mentees that attend STEM camps. The inaugural awards reception was held in August at the beautiful 1st Lady of Suffolk Banquet Facility. Two graduates, Kori and Halimat were awarded certificates of completion for the 'Passport to Success' goal-setting project and $500 for college assistance. Awards were given to mentees that attended summer camp and certificates for their participation in the 'Passport to Success' 2018-2019 school term.
Congratulations to all recipients!
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We thank you for your gifts of TIME, TALENTS, or TREASURES to mentor our youth, the impact will be great! Please donate to the 'Mentoring Effect' that is evident in the girls that are being mentored by a caring adult mentor. Help us continue the impact of empowering, and encouraging them to make the right choices about academics, behavior, and their lives after high school. Your donation of $50 will help with S.T.R.E.A.M. workshops, $100 will pay for field trips and cultural events and $100 will provide training and recruitment of new volunteers.
Melvin Perry, Sr., Co-Founder
Delores Perry, C0-Founder/Executive Director