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File #: 0033X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/22/2019 In control: Tyson
On agenda: 1/28/2019 Final action: 1/31/2019
Title: To recognize January as National Mentoring Month in the City of Columbus and to celebrate the leadership of the Brown Girls 614 Mentoring program and their commitment to mentoring and improving the lives of young ladies in Central Ohio and beyond.
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Michael Stinziano, Shannon G. Hardin

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To recognize January as National Mentoring Month in the City of Columbus and to celebrate the leadership of the Brown Girls 614 Mentoring program and their commitment to mentoring and improving the lives of young ladies in Central Ohio and beyond.

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WHEREAS, relationships with caring mentors offer youth valuable support - guiding them toward making positive, healthy life choices - mentoring programs also offer effective student interventions - improve student attendance and behavior, academic performance, increase High School Graduation rates, and in a significant number of instances culminate in college attendance; and

WHEREAS, youth mentorship programs help young people improve their self-esteem, enhance their relationships with family members and peers - ultimately helping them to feel a greater sense of connectedness with their community and their schools; and

WHEREAS, the Brown Girls 614 Mentoring program, founded by Mrs. Jamie Blunt and Mrs. Rolanda Beacham was developed in August of 2016 within the Beatty Recreation Center, "To empower young brown girls of all shades, to help them to recognize their beauty, to understand their worth, to encourage them to strive for excellence while helping them to embrace their natural beauty by not conforming to societal standards, comparisons to one another, or standards dictated by the mainstream media - the goal of the program is predicated on helping young girls to form lifelong bonds of sisterhood, to build confidence, and to see that every BROWN girl wins; and

WHEREAS, the Brown Girls 614 Mentoring program is a leadership development program for girls ages 5-17 - teaching girls cultural awareness, social skill enhancement, educational enrichment, leadership, social change, and community service - in fact, the Brown Girls Mentoring Program is committed to planting seeds for abundant growth, paying it forward, by helping young girls to understand that, “I can be beautiful,“ and reminding them t...

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