We want her to grow up in an environment that supports her future success.
"Baltimore City crowned as the worst city in America for children to escape poverty."
Chetty, Hendron & Katz, 2015
“6 in 10 girls stop doing what they love because they feel bad about their looks.”
Dove Research: The Real Truth About Beauty: Revisited
“Only 1 in 5 girls believe she has the key qualities required to be a good leader.”
Tierny, Grossman, & Resch, 2000
"Young people who have mentors are 52% less likely to skip school and 46% less likely to use drugs."
Change It Up! What Girls Say About Redefining Leadership. Girl Scout Research Institute, 2008
"By participating in school based mentoring programs, participants are afforded opportunities gain mentorship by caring role models who are able to assist them in setting goals, improving self esteem, and other necessary leadership skills."
“Millions of youth lack the literacy skills they need to succeed in the workplace. The trajectory of achievement in secondary schools for struggling or reluctant students or English language learners (ELLs) points to literacy as a critically important area of growing need."
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009
Here's What Our Girls Have To Say:
I participated in GLAM because I felt as though I needed a mentor. I need someone to help me fix my attitude and my ways and make me feel good about myself and encourage me.
-Tonya (Age 14)
“Being in GLAM has taught me how to control my anger, think before I speak, most importantly, how to be a leader. Before I became a member of GLAM I didn’t really have someone I could look up to, someone I could count on, or just a friend I could talk to. GLAM has been a great journey over the past two years. If it wasn’t for Ms. Jobe and GLAM I don’t know where I would be.”
-Chayonna (Age 18)
My grades are getting better by coming here to GLAM . Its pushing me to do better so my grades got better.
-Denise (Age 17)
I joined GLAM because I didnt have anything to do after school.
-Brittany (Age 15)
When a young person, even a gifted one grows up without proximate living examples of what she may aspire to become-- whether a lawyer, scientist, artist, or leader in any realm-- her goal remains abstract. Such models appear in books or on the news, however inspiring or revered, are ultimately too remote to be real, let alone influential. But a role model in the flesh provides more than inspiration; his or her very existence is confirmation of possibilities one may have every reason to doubt, saying, "Yes, someone like me can do this."
GLAM improved my confidence. When I first started GLAM I was really nervous, and then I thought WOW, I like the way I look. When we go on trips I am excited because I know that we will have fun.
-Keonna (Age 16)