GIRLS LIKE ME PROJECT INC

Cause Area

  • Board Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Media & Broadcasting
  • Race & Ethnicity

Location

7116 S MORGAN STCHICAGO, IL 60621 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of GLMPI is to help African-American girls ages 11-17 critically examine social, cultural, and political ideologies in media, so that they will be able to overcome stigmas and negative stereotypes. We equip them with the tools and strategies to become influential, independent digital storytellers who transform their communities and foster global sisterhood.

Description

GLMPI Girls Like Me Project believes that although African-American girls are disproportionately targeted by devaluing stereotypes and media messages of misogyny, self-hate, and destructive behavior that adversely normalizes circumstances of poverty and violence, a strong sense of self-efficacy and awareness can transform them into change agents for social good.

The mission of GLMPI is to help African-American girls ages 11-17 critically examine social, cultural, and political ideologies in media, so that they will be able to overcome stigmas and negative stereotypes. We equip them with the tools and strategies to become influential, independent digital storytellers who transform their communities and foster global sisterhood.

Our methodology implements the 3E approach to our programming; the focus is on Exposure, Examination and Engagement. Our programming is executed via workshops, girl circles, excursions, film screenings. Core programming is our Digitally Innovative Voices of Advocacy Sisters (D.I.V.A.S) which provides an 8 week training in media literacy and digital storytelling; Digitally Innovative Voices of Advocacy Sisters (D.I.V.A.S) in the City Summer Program; weekly group mentoring and girl circles; as well as our two annual events Chicago Day of the Girl and Pampered Power Talks.

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