A focus on mentorship
A commitment to mentorship, leadership and enrichment
“Redefine” supports our mentorship and leadership programs as well as enrichment classes. Our mentorship program caters to the development of junior high and high school aged young ladies.
Honoring the 2021 Redefine Graduates
High School: East St. John High School
College Choice: Jackson State University
Mentorship Years: 2017-2021
High School: Riverside
College Choice: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Mentorship Years: 2017-2021
PinkNailsEnt (PNE) prides itself on leading holistically, by finding new and creative ways to lead and to serve. One of the primary leadership principles PNE is founded on is ownership- ownership of oneself and one’s community. We lead by serving.
Featuring biweekly onsite class. PNE holds a 10-12 week mentoring program held every Saturday from 10:00am-3:30pm. Participants must actively engage in the program and assist in one community outreach to earn 15 service hours. High School Students (10th-12th graders) must network with a Career Mentor directly in their field of interest upon completion of the program. Each student is required to develop a post-high school plan in an effort to encourage continued mentorship. We also have community and after school programs.
Navigate- Our Navigate curriculum incorporates spiritual and practical tools to better equip young women to succeed. Following its name, the curriculum incorporates principles from positive psychology, emotional awareness, basic faith principles, and leadership skills to help ladies build their respective toolkits and “navigate” the course of life.
We identified the following points as target areas to address for the young women within our mentoring program:
– A lack of positive role models with whom they can identify with
-A lack of positive life skills and ability to apply healthy decision making
-A lack of confidence/guidance in the ability to attain worthy goals
-The positive benefits associated with giving through community service
Community-Based Programs- Our Redefine program was successfully implemented in St. John the Baptist Parish in 2017 and has grown from 7 girls each semester to 25 girls in junior high and high school. Our Community Based Programs meet on Saturdays at a specific community center location i.e library, community center.
After-School Programs- Our Redefine after school program was successfully implemented at the request of representatives from Collegiate Baton Rouge in Spring 2019 and relaunched last Fall, we are expanding into additional schools in Spring 2020.
What makes our Mentorship program unique is the importance we put into exposing our girls to fun, healthy and diverse life experiences . We’ve built into our program enriching experiences including, cultural trips, college tours, culinary lessons and much much more.