Our programs

Learn more about our programs below and select one that’s the right fit for you!

Our programs

Learn more about our programs below and select one that’s the right fit for you!

Prosperity Bound

Prosperity Bound, Inc. is a mentoring program designed to inspire young girls (ages 12-17) to dream beyond their environment and embrace prosperity.

Our vision is to empower young girls to dream big by exposing them to the world outside of their everyday environment. We envision girls at the conclusion of each program to:
  • develop and execute goals
  • enhance academic grades
  • possess the knowledge and tools needed to enter and succeed in college
  • build meaningful relationships with their peers
  • be better equipped to make good decisions
  • show an increase in self- esteem and self-love
  • not allow their race, gender, community, or financial status to limit their potential

Prosperity Bound’s primary focus is to improve the self-esteem of young girls, help them realize their unlimited potential and expose them to prosperity through spiritual, educational, and empowerment workshops that encourage them to dream BIG!

This program will provide Life Skills Development and Academic Support such as self-esteem boosters, goal-setting techniques, positive peer fellowship, fashion consulting, one-on-one mentoring, college preparation, career shadowing, and so much more!

Sign up below and download our Mentee Packet, fill it out, and email it back to us at grenitab@mentoringsociety.org.

“My favorite part of being in the Prosperity Bound Program was having a sisterhood circle and learning about self-love.”

- Tamara J.
Prosperity Bound Mentee, 2012

BORN TO LEAD

Were you previously a Prosperity Bound Program Participant and still attend in High School? Join the next phase by enrolling in the Born To Lead Leadership Program!

Includes

  • Monthly Mentoring
  • College Enrollment Info. Sessions
  • College Visits
  • Yearly Service Project Organized by You and a Team
  • Volunteer Hours/Service Project Hours

Mount Up

Mount up is a male mentoring and leadership program for males age 12-17. Mount up was founded on the principle that even young men with adverse educational experiences and/or adverse childhoods have the ability to soar and be successful.

Young men in the Mount up program will participate in quarterly mentoring workshops that expose them to:
  • coding and web development careers
  • early career exploration
  • baseball clinics
  • music
  • literacy enhancement
  • entrepreneurship
  • exposure to college entry
  • group mentoring

“Without Prosperity Bound I would not have made as many meaningful friendships. I am thankful for Prosperity Bound because through the workshops I learned proper skincare techniques.”

- Zoe B.
Prosperity Bound Mentee, 2019

Step Up

Step Up is a school-based peer mentoring program where high school and college students provide academic and personal guidance to middle school students.

Step up provides high school juniors, seniors as well as college students the opportunity to provide guidance to middle schooler all while modeling and gaining leadership skills.
Below are the benefits that mentors and mentees receive by participating in the Step up program:

Mentor:

  • letter of recommendation
  • skills to add to resume
  • guidance on developing and executing goals
  • volunteer hours for scholarships and college applications

Mentee:

  • one on one mentoring
  • academic tutoring
  • literacy enhancement
  • guidance on developing goals
“My favorite part of being in the Prosperity Bound Program was the unique events that we did. It opened my eyes to things I never thought I would be interested in. Like doing a fashion show helped me realize how interested in makeup I was.”

- Keilara A.
Prosperity Bound Mentee, 2012

FAQ's

Our Mentors come from diverse backgrounds just like our Mentees. They are regular people, just like you. You don’t need any special degrees or job skills. You just have to want to positively impact the life of a young person and your life must line up with the vision of the organization. Role models come in all shapes and sizes, and you could be a perfect fit! We do require a favorable background check prior to any contact with the program participants.

MS programs are designed to build lifelong relationships with all mentees.  All programs are structured to run  parallel to the public-school calendar year. All programs begin in late August and run through June.  An assessment will be completed at the end of each year and Mentors will determine if their mentee requires additional workshops’ and weekly contact. Mentors will remain in contact with mentees who successfully complete the program and receive a satisfactory assessment at the end of the year.

IMS will make every effort to keep program participants informed of activities offered by  their program as well as resources available to them.

All mentees that successfully complete the program are encouraged to remain closely connected to their program by helping with the organization of future events and fundraisers. There will also be peer mentor positions available for exemplary program graduates.

As a Mentor/mentee team, you decide together what you want to do and then your mentee gets parent approval. We recommend that you keep a consistent schedule of outings and communicate on a regular basis. You will be provided with more guidance on this at the mentor orientation. Until your relationship is established the outings will also depend on the comfort level of your Mentees parents, your Mentee and you.

IMS uses a workshop approach in empowering our program participants. In the first workshop with your mentee, you all will compile a list of short term and long term goals. Monthly outings are to be used as an opportunity to help your mentee move closer to completing those goals.

The quality of time invested with your mentee is more important than the amount of money you spend. That’s why we don’t encourage spending a lot of money on your outings. The goal of the relationship is to help your mentee see the world through a different lens so you can inspire him/her to become something they never thought possible. If you are going to spend money, we encourage you to seek out low-cost activities that expose your mentee to something that wouldn’t normally be available in their everyday environment.  Most importantly, keep it simple and enjoy yourselves!

IMS provides several workshops throughout the year through its mentoring programs. You will be required to meet with your mentee, on the months when there is no workshop scheduled. As a mentor, you may also receive notices for free tickets to performing arts, cultural and sports activities for you both to enjoy.

It is important for you and your mentee to get to know each other. This can happen best on a one-to-one basis. However, over time it’s also valuable for your mentee to get to know the people who are important to you. Just keep in mind that if you’re spending lots of time with others, your mentee may begin to feel jealous or neglected. The main focus is the friendship you develop with your mentee and the impact you have on his/her life.

Once you are matched with your mentee, the agency will be in regular contact with you to provide assistance and give feedback. Any time you are unsure about what to do or how to handle a situation, you will contact the agency for help. They’ll help you with ideas for activities, guidance for handling possible difficult situations, and feedback on how you are making a difference.