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Supporting Our Girls

We love to travel!  Recently, we visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. We also toured colleges such as Howard University, Northwestern University, Spelman College, and the University of Illinois in Urbana – Champaign.  In addition, we participate in career readiness luncheons, job shadows and host many fun and educational experiences.

 Ladies of Virtue’s mentoring and leadership program provides culturally-relevant programming so our girls become confident and purpose-driven leaders.  Our participants are exposed to prominent women from a wide variety of industries who share similar backgrounds as our girls.  In addition, our sisters interact with mentors who take a hands-on, never give up approach, with the goal of building long-lasting relationships.

During our 9-month program year, LOV Participants:

  • Complete 35+ hours in leadership development training

  • Have opportunity to attend 3+ college tours (6th to 12th grade)

  • Exposed to 5+ different careers

  • Earn 12+ service learning hours (throughout the course of two months, participants research, plan and implement a project that is beneficial to their communities)

  • Receive LOV Butterfly journal and Binder

  • Partnered with mentor devoted to her success

  • Have access to LOV’s network of mentors

  • Placed to summer jobs/internships (ages 16+)