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Sybil Sanchez

On Thursday January 28, YES Prep’s ACE (Afterschool Centers on Education) program, in collaboration with our Family Engagement team, hosted a virtual information session for high school girls and their parents to learn more about the nonprofit program Step Up. 

If you missed it, you can view the recording below.  

Step Up’s mentorship program 

Step Up programming for Black and brown high school girls provides access to mentoring relationships that enable them to use their voices and skills to address inequities, reject racism and build coalitions that strengthen their abilities to be future leaders in post-secondary pursuits and careers.  

Benefits from participating in the program include: 

  • Interactive activities 

  • Networking sessions 

  • Guest speakers of various professions 

Due to COVID, activities have been taking place virtually, through Zoom or Instagram Live on Thursday or Friday afternoons. Events are free to attend. Once able to, the goal is to host in-person quarterly conferences.  

At the core, the virtual programs are meant to build girls’ confidence and to use that confidence to channel your motivation into action. 

Upcoming Step Up event 

Prioritizing Yourself: Finding Balance - Thursday, February 25, 4 p.m. 

What does true self-care look like? In this workshop, Step Up will go beyond the bubble baths and face masks to gain a deeper understanding of the different dimensions of well-being. You will walk away with a toolkit that will take your self-care plan to another level! This session is open to high school girls, young womxn ages 18-25 and Step Up members/mentors.   

The workshop will be 90-minutes long via Zoom. To register, click here

Interested in joining Step Up? 

If you are interested to learn more and have your high school daughter participate in these virtual events, visit Step Up’s website by clicking here

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