The mission of Black Girls Can Heal, INC. is the pursuit of the following principles:
- Commitment: Black Girls Can Heal wants to promote guidance, enforce positive relationships, strong interpersonal skills and provide opportunities for reflection, growth and self examination.
- Responsibility: The focus of Black Girls Can Heal is to empower young girls to become the most confident & healthy versions of themselves while eliminating all that is holding them back.
- Possibility: Black Girls Can Heal wants to expand the perspective of young girls to make them aware of life's possibilities.
- Support: An individual is dramatically influenced by their support system. Black Girls Can Heal wants to provide young girls with guidance from a positive and trusting adult, who will work with them to produce their best effort and reinforce personal respect.
Black Girls can Heal Incorporation is an agency providing mentoring programs for Middle and High School Female youth of color in the Greater New York area. The program works to form partnerships with local school districts and the juvenile court system. The goal for Black Girls Can Heal, is to foster a commitment to young girls of color that will promote guidance, enforce positive relationships, strong interpersonal skills and provide opportunities for reflection, growth and self examination.
Through repeated failures in the classroom and the development of destructive behaviors, at-risk and disadvantage young girls have lost faith in the their futures and possibilities that await them if they are successful in refocusing and putting their lives back together. In order to effectively accomplish this goal, young girls must have guidance from a positive and trusting adult, who will work with them to produce their best effort and reinforce personal respect.
Black Girls Can Heal is a program that focuses on the growing number of young girls that are either falling through the cracks at school, struggling with their mental health or are already entangled with the juvenile court system. The goal of this program is to identify young girls of color who are going to or are currently having a difficult time transitioning into adulthood and offer positive support systems to avoid the complications and distractions that can derail their lives. The focus is slightly different at each level but the goal will always remain the same: empower young girls of color to become the most confident & healthy versions of themselves.
Our vision is to continuing expanding. In the upcoming year we plan to hire both full-time and part-time Mentors. We currently travel to local schools within our communities providing these Mentoring services, with your contributions, we are looking forwarded to leasing a space, which will decrease travel and allow all programs to be done under one roof.
The Business is led by Founder & CEO Jaquasia Vandross, a Mental Health Clinician, Certified Trauma Professional and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in training. Black Girls Can Heal Volunteers inevitably make this program possible. All of the services in which we provide are free, so With Your support, we will be able help more Young Girls of Color become the most confident and healthy versions of themselves.
Thank You for being apart of our Journey,
Jaquasia Vandross, CEO & Founder of Black Girls Can Heal, INC.