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B.E.C.O.M.I.N.G

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy

Location

14 Plumer CirclePurvis, MS 39475 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

B.E.C.O.M.I.N.G. Girls is a mentoring program established in 2015 through D'Ashley's House Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps to rebuild, restore, and renew women in their community. B.E.C.O.M.I.N.G., which means Bold, Empowered, Courageous, Original, Motivated, Inspired, Noble Girls is a program for elementary, middle, and high school girls in the Hattiesburg area. B.E.C.O.M.I.N.G. Girls' goal is to foster a commitment to young women that will promote pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and reassert a sense of hope for their future. B.E.C.O.M.I.N.G. is in direct response to the growing number of young women that are either falling through the cracks at school or are already entangled in the harsh circumstances that they have been forced to face because of their unique situations. The goal of the program is to identify young women who are going to have a difficult transition to adulthood and offer a positive support system to avoid the pitfalls that may derail their lives.

Description

Mentor Eligibility Requirements:

* Be at least 21 years of age

* Reside in the Hattiesburg area

* Be willing to adhere to all B.E.C.O.M.I.N.G. Girls Mentoring Program policies

and procedures

* Agree to a one-year commitment to the program

* Commit to spending a minimum of eight hours a month with the mentee

* Be willing to communicate with the mentee weekly

* Complete the screening procedure

* Agree to attend mentor trainings as required

* Be willing to communicate regularly with the Executive Director and/or

mentoring program personnel and submit monthly meeting and activity

information

* Have access to an automobile or reliable transportation

* Have a current driver's license, auto insurance, and good driving record

* Have a acceptable criminal history report

* Have never been accused, arrested, charged, or convicted of child abuse or

molestation

* Not be a convicted felon. If the applicant has been convicted of a felony then

they may be considered only after a period of seven years with demonstrated

good behavior and an appropriate and corrective attitude regarding past

behaviors.

* Not be a user of illicit drugs

* Not use alcohol or controlled substances in an excessive or inappropriate

manner

* Not be currently in treatment for substance abuse. If a substance abuse problem has occurred in the past the applicant must have completed a non-addictive period of at least five years * Not currently be under treatment for a mental disorder or have been hospitalized for a mental disorder in the past three years * Not have falsified information during the course of the screening process

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