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EmpowHer Institute, Inc

Overview: We are seeking women over the age of 21 to mentor in our EmpowHer Girls Academy. Mentoring occurs once a month from October 2021 to June 2022 in middle schools throughout LA County to girls ages 11-13.

Mission: Our EmpowHer Girls Academy is fully integrated into the school day as an enrichment class for middle school girls ages 11-13. The Academy is designed to build confidence, soft skills, social justice awareness, and college and career readiness through a robust social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum and mentorship.

Impact: Professional women serve as mentors who expose EmpowHer girls to careers in a multitude of industries and build positive relationships. These mentoring relationships result in our girls feeling supported and encouraged to set and achieve personal, academic and career goals.

Roles & Responsibilities: Mentor EmpowHer Girls ages 11-13 - 1 hour mentor session IN-PERSON at a partnerning school, once a month from October 2021 to June 2022.

Our parterning schools include:

Environmental Charter Middle School, Inglewood: 3600 W. Imperial Hwy. Inglewood, CA 90303

Grace Hopper STEM Academy, Inglewood: 601 Grace Ave. Inglewood, CA 90301

Katherine Johnson STEM Academy, Playa Vista: 8701 Park Hill Drive. Los Angeles, CA 90045

UCLA Community School, Los Angeles (Koreatown): 3201 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005

Watts Learning Center Charter Middle School: Los Angeles: 8800 San pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90003

Environmental Charter High School, Gardena: 2818 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Gardena, CA 90249

Environmental Charter Middle School, Gardena: 812 W. 165th Pl. Gardena, CA 90247


Must be 21 years of age or older

Complete Application & Contract

Must attend one EmpowHer Mentor Training (Saturday Zoom Session)

Pass Live Scan - Background Check

Submit TB Test

All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here:

By clicking "Express Interest," I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 ("COVID-19"). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise.

By clicking "Express Interest," I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

*Important information

*Volunteer time shifts are broken down into the following time frames:

Monday Morning

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About EmpowHer Institute, Inc


1055 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1660, MARINA DEL REY, CA 90292, US

Mission Statement

EmpowHer Institute’s mission is to empower marginalized teen girls by helping them gain the skills necessary through education, training and mentorship to seek fulfilling and productive lives


We need volunteers who will inspire, coach and model the way for girls to be proud of themselves and to know they have what it takes to be the person they want to become! Join us in this quest to EMPOWER young women to be equipped, prepared and ready to face the World!


EmpowHer is an organization that strives to give young women the tool kit to define and manage their personal brands by empowering them to know, believe and have faith that they have it within themselves to succeed at everything they put their minds to! EmpowHer provides a safe avenue for young women to explore who they are and what they represent through learning tools that make them EMPOWERED to make the RIGHT decisions for them ALL the time!


Our Academy Program provides training on:

Getting a New Attitude by overcoming discouraging thoughts to create the dreams they want in their lives - their circumstances do not define their destinies!

Facing Decisions and Challenges by understanding their strengths and weaknesses and learning how to make decisions in the face of uncertainty by leveraging resources that are available to them. They will also be armed with the knowledge and skill set to avoid abusive relationships, bullying and teen pregnancy!

Creating Abundance in their lives through Financial Awareness; identifying ways to manage money, creating additional sources to generate income, understanding how to use credit cards wisely as well as the financial impact of buying a car. EMPOWERING them to make sound financial decisions and create their own financial success!

Interpersonal/Communication Skills by helping them to develop social and interpersonal tools that will allow them to learn appropriate behavior for various occasions in managing health, wellness and positive self-image!

High Personal Self Esteem by valuing themselves as women - their right to choose, to say no, to be who they want to be - and believing in their own abilities because they have a voice and they USE it!

Education and Leadership by instilling the need for education and the want to strive to attain it by knowing with it there are no limitations on what they can achieve because they understand the various avenues to achieving their goals!

Career Oriented skills to make good choices, set goals, seek mentorship, recognize sexual discrimination in the workplace and know how to deal with adversity to succeed!

ALL of the above will be thoroughly touched to ensure that upon completion of this program girls have become young EMPOWERED women who hold their destiny in their own hands!!!

Children & Youth


Mon Oct 18, 2021 - Thu May 26, 2022
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM


Los Angeles, CA 90045







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