These 6 core development tools are what we use to help execute our mission and vision statements and to help develop our girls in our 4 impact areas.
LIFE SKILLS SEMINARS
Our Life Skills Seminars are a primary way that we deliver timely and useful information to our girls. These educational experiences help them learn skills for preparing for college and careers, managing money, making healthy lifestyle choices, and developing healthy relationships. We help our girls improve their self-esteem and self awareness. We help develop life skills that will support their success and happiness. LEARN MORE
Mentoring involves our leadership team and volunteer professionals sharing knowledge and expertise with our girls (mentees). Whether it’s information about a college or career path, or providing emotional and personal support, we are here to help guide them on the path to success. LEARN MORE
Being involved in community service outreach is mandatory for every member of HHMF. Through volunteer work our girls learn how they can impact other people’s lives, develop a richer perspective of the world, develop real-world skills (communication and problem solving), and develop a deeper appreciation for what they do have. LEARN MORE
Upon completion of the program, every HHMF member receives a $1,000 scholarship from our Mary Ann Dewberry Scholarship Fund. If a member decides not to pursue a college degree, the funds can then be used to help cover her high school graduation expenses, including senior dues, her pinning ceremony, and prom expenses.
Scholarships are more important than ever. By taking some of the financial pressure off of students and families, we can enable greater success in college, helping deserving students who want to graduate with their degree and give back to society. – Scholarship America
Studies have shown that having fun helps people de-stress and forget problems, worries and responsibilities – even if it is only for a couple of hours. When we take time to intentionally have fun, we are naturally happier and more creative. Providing social outings for our girls is a way to help put smiles on their faces. It also helps them bond with each other and develop friendships. LEARN MORE
FREE HAIR CARE SERVICES
We know that hair care is not everything, but to a young girl, it’s very important. It directly affects her self-esteem. We understand that if she feels good about her outward appearance, we have a better chance at helping pull out the greatness that’s found on the inside her.
“We often see our hair as a reflection of our identity because it is both personal and public. Many women feel that a bad hair day equals a bad day: when a woman’s hair is too fine, too frizzy, too dry, turning grey or falling out, her self-esteem is seriously affected. This deep personal relationship between hair and self-esteem is evident throughout history, philosophy and even religion.”
Hair and History: Why Hair Is So Important to Women, huffpost.com, July 8, 2014