Purple W.I.N.G.S. Mentoring Programs

⦿ Girls Circle

⦿ Angel Mentoring

⦿ Peer Mentoring

⦿ Parenting Program

Purple W.I.N.G.S (Women Inspire Noble Girls Successfully) program at The Embracing Project is the first trauma-informed mentorship program in the broader Las Vegas area.

 

PW, a gender-specific and focused program, works with girls and LGBTQ+ teens ages 12-18. From its beginnings, the program has focused on serving under-resourced teens (lacking economic resources, family support, opportunities), girls of color, and everyone who is looking for a positive role model in their lives to achieve personal, academic, and professional goals. One of the main goals of the program is to close the gap on disparities, correct negative behaviors, address generational and racial trauma, begin the healing process, and prevent girls from entering or reentering the juvenile justice system.


Other services received through the Purple W.I.N.G.S program:

⦿ School advocacy

⦿ Court advocacy

⦿ Resume building

⦿ Mockup Interviews

⦿ Employment readiness and job applications

⦿ Basic needs and hygiene items

⦿ Creative workshops

⦿ Transportation

Girls Circle

The program has multiple components in an attempt to address the needs of the participants. Girls Circle is a group mentorship service for participants ages 12-18 who are presenting behavioral problems such as anger, aggression, educational deficit and truancy, poor self-esteem and self-image, poor decision-making, difficulty effectively solving a problem, authority and/or family conflict, criminal and/or negative peers, habitual runaways, impulse control disorder and oppositional defiance disorder; in addition to those experiencing domestic violence in the home.

The Girls Circle curriculum covers goal setting, identifying problem behaviors that are impairing daily functioning, triggers of anger and coping with anger, teen pregnancy prevention, STD prevention and safe sex, positive decision-making, conflict resolution, identifying risky behaviors, positive community engagement, substance abuse prevention, academic excellence and financial literacy, and communication skills. The groups are led by trained facilitators to correct negative behaviors and promote positive improvements in youth’s lives.

Angel Mentoring

Angel mentoring is an intense, one-on-one trauma-informed mentoring service for girls and LGBTQ+ youth ages 12-18 who are identified as survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse, molestation, intimate partner violence (IPV), and stalking, whose primary goal is to restore recipients to the highest level of functioning through trauma-healing, self-love, empowerment, resiliency, and support. The program is based on strengths and empowerment perspectives, with all mentors trained in a trauma informed approach.

Peer Mentoring

The Peer Mentoring Program allows graduating participants to give back to the community. Once successfully graduated and/or terminated from one of the programs above, participants ages 15+ can become peer mentors in the Girls Circle. Once they meet the requirements and complete the necessary training, they can assist in the group mentoring, motivating and supporting other youths in the program by being positive role models.

Parenting Program

Our parenting program is a 6-week educational and support group for parents of the teens involved in the Purple W.I.N.G.S program. The goal of this component is to build and/or strengthen the support system within the home of the teens in order to achieve maximum potential and improve family dynamics. The discussions cover different parenting styles, de-escalation techniques, red flags of sexual exploitation, parental triggers, nurturing ways of implementing consequences, decision-making, and communication skills.

Want to Become a Mentor?

Ways you can help:

Emotional Support 

Basic & Life Skills Training 

Employment Skills Support 

Crisis Intervention 

Court Advocacy

Academic Tutoring