Actions that Matter for Youth provides enrichment services through a “whole child approach”. By implementing services both during and out-of-school time hours, the organization is able to facilitate activities that are focused on youth development and resources to enhance essential life skills and financial literacy to the underserved.

The Power within her C.R.O.W.N. initiative (Confidence, Responsibility, Opportunity, Worth and Natural Beauty) focuses on girls. Through The Power within her C.R.O.W.N. girls learn skill sets to enhance their sense of Confidence, Responsibility, Opportunity, Worth and Natural Beauty.

Brown Girls Mentoring was founded in 2016 with a mission to equip Brown Girls with tools to build her self-confidence, develop relationships, resolve conflict, make wise decisions, work in teams, and develop practical life skills. The program educates Brown Girls through lectures, trainings, activities, simulations, role play, affirmations and so much more!

Brown Girls Mentoring is here to empower young Brown Girls in all shades of beauty to know their worth, strive for excellence, and to embrace their natural beauty. Their vision is to form lifelong bonds of sisterhood, to build confidence, and to see EVERY Brown Girl win!

Founded in 2012, Eryn PiNK Girl Empowerment Program provided By ICE Mentors (Image Character Etiquette Inc.) is a Columbus-based organization dedicated to the empowerment of girls and teens, with a targeted emphasis on creating pathways of advancement for girls and young women of color to thrive. Their innovative programs provide girls with consistent access to mentorship and tangible resources to become leaders in their communities and beyond.

She’s Gold Leadership program is offered to girls in grades 6th-9th. Program participants are given tools and resources to navigate challenges that they face and create their own definitions of what it means to be a leader in today’s society. This program exposes girls to professional and positive role models, provides tools and resources to actively challenge stereotypes, develop leadership skills, and life maps, to plan their future as economically, politically and socially empowered young women.

The Motto: Cultivating Leadership, Empowerment, Adaptability, and Discipline through Intentionality and Purpose

The Mission: To offer substantive programming, training, workshops, and opportunities which foster leadership, self-confidence, personal value, and progressive decision making.

The Method: L.E.A.D. With Purpose Academy teaches and enhances effective leadership skills, self-confidence, personal value, progressive decision making, effective goal setting, positive attitudes, healthy relationship building, and life skills through mentoring, training, social entrepreneurship, academic excellence, and community engagement. 

The Pillars: Leadership, Empowerment, Adaptability, and Discipline (LEAD).

According to the AAMC 2019 Diversity in Medicine Facts and Figures report, African Americans make up only 5% of U.S. physician workforce, therefore, Made for Medicine serves as a programmatic solution to redress the underrepresentation of African Americans in the medical field.

Made for Medicine is designed to support African American or Black middle and high school students with an interest in the field of medicine by providing them with critical foundational knowledge, hands-on learning, simulations, case study analyses, mentoring and more. The program is divided into 3 phases that include: Introduction to Medicine (Grades 6-7), Deeper Dive (Grades 8-9), and Commitment to Medicine (Grades 10-12). The goal of Made for Medicine is for participants to leave the program with solid preparation and commitment to pursuing a future career in medicine.

Ready Set G.R.O.W. (Girls Reaching Optimal Wellness) series is designed to enhance the quality of life of Black girls. The program is customized specifically with measurable outcomes to both tell stories of and build statistics of success. Participation in the program will afford girls opportunities to share in conversation with professional and experienced speakers on various subjects. The insertion of creative activities in West African dance and drum will assist in girls discovering their creative interest. Participants also engage in study tables.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.: Gamma Zeta Zeta Chapter, in partnership with its 501C3 entity, Gamma Zeta Zeta Education Foundation serves young women of color through the following programs:

The From Girls to Pearls Rites of Passage Program

The From Girls to Pearls Rites of Passage Program focuses on girls that are 13 or in 8th grade; however, 7th and 9th graders can participate. The program prepares girls – physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, and culturally for passage from childhood to teen.

Archonette Club

Archonettes are high school-aged young ladies who demonstrate an interest in the goals and the ideals of scholarship, sisterly love, and community service. Archonette groups are a nationally recognized auxiliary of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.

Program Overview: Five Strands

  • Cultural Awareness
  • Leadership Development
  • Education/STEM
  • Community Service
  • Mentoring

ZHOPE offers ACT Preparatory Courses, Adopt-A-School Literacy & Mentoring, and quarterly initiatives. The program also provides scholarship awards, mock interviews, and soft skill and professional development.