Prosperity Bound, Inc. is a mentoring program designed to inspire young girls (ages 12-17) to dream beyond their environment and embrace prosperity.
- 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!
“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!
- Monthly Mentoring
- College Enrollment Info. Sessions
- College Visits
- Yearly Service Project Organized by You and a Team
- Volunteer Hours/Service Project Hours
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.
- coding and web development careers
- early career exploration
- baseball clinics
- literacy enhancement
- 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 is a school-based peer mentoring program where high school and college students provide academic and personal guidance to middle school students.
- letter of recommendation
- skills to add to resume
- guidance on developing and executing goals
- volunteer hours for scholarships and college applications
- one on one mentoring
- academic tutoring
- literacy enhancement
- guidance on developing goals
- Keilara A.
Prosperity Bound Mentee, 2012
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.
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.