Empowered Flower Girl (EFG) LLC is gearing up to launch its third annual National Mentoring Month campaign “MenTEEs: T-shirts for a Cause.” In preparation for the national observance, celebrated each year in January, EFG invites Great Lakes Region mentoring organizations to become partners.
Non-profit and faith-based organizations and schools with mentoring programs throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois are invited to participate.
Empowered Flower Girl, a social enterprise which produces workshops and clothing that inspire girls and young women to live powerfully, will donate 25% of all t-shirt sales (and include a matching donation) through Feb. 20, 2013, to a partner organization.
“Our goal is to bring awareness to the need for positive adult role models for youth,” said EFG Chief Empowering Officer and Founder Rasheda Kamaria. “Furthermore, we want to help spread the word about organizations that engage children in esteem-boosting activities.”
In addition to the MenTEEs campaign, Kamaria will host free workshops and conversation circles for Southeast Michigan-based women’s groups on the topic “Mentoring Girls & Inspiring Sisterhood: In the Age of Bad Girls, Housewives and Frenemies.” The talks are designed to empower adult women to be positive role models for children and teens through one-on-one mentoring.
For teens seeking mentors, Kamaria encourages them to ask someone they admire or contact an organization that offers a formal mentoring program. “The key is to do your homework,” she said. “Mentors can be chosen based on interests, aspirations or needs. From business mentors for aspiring entrepreneurs to mentors who work with children in foster care, there are many options.”
For additional mentoring resources, visit www.mentoring.org.
Organizations interested in becoming partners for the “MenTEEs: T-shirts for a Cause” campaign and groups interested in hosting a workshop, should email firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 21, 2012, or call 248-629-0334. Visit www.empoweredflowergirl.com.