Leadership Programs

Girl of Destiny Leadership Program

Mission

Through leadership and empowerment, we support and encourage under-served school-aged girls (6th through 12th grade) and young women to live victoriously and not defeated and to reach their full potential. We serve by implementing mentoring and support programs and challenging students to rise above life’s circumstances to become their best selves.

Overview and Purpose 

The Girl of Destiny Leadership Program will focus on female students in the public schools (6th – 12th grades); provide support throughout their environment in post-secondary education and conduct workshops designed to empower, and guide them to success and rise above life’s challenges. We will also seek to promote those under-served in the public-school sector and community. R.O.N. will aspire to bring a fresh perspective to education; reduce the barriers to academic and personal achievement using the Framework of Curriculum, and be the bridge to empower them to become their best selves. Through volunteered time, professional women and men within and outside the community will share their experiences and engage in a direct conversation about issues facing teenagers today through bi-weekly workshops.  The leadership program will help girls build leadership skills, including self-reflection, critical thinking, sound decision making, goal setting, clear communication, and personal accountability. 

Workshops will focus on: financial literacy; college admissions; career and post-secondary education planning; character development; financial and academic literacy for students and parents. With input from the schools, including school counselors, and business leaders, the topics of the workshop will specifically benefit female students. 

Reaching Out Now will appoint a Parent Liaison who will act as a support to our students and families through weekly emails, parent chats, and phone calls when necessary. Our Parent Liaison will also promote the benefits of actively participating in a parent/organization partnership.

Leadership Creed

Your True Potential within Reach

“I am beautiful, I understand that my beauty radiates from within and shines brighter on my outer beauty. I am my best self, I am capable, I have a God-given destiny, and I can accomplish any goals or tasks that are set before me. Nothing is impossible for me to accomplish, even the word itself says, “I’m possible.” I will make an IMPACT, I will rise above my circumstances. I am motivated to be better, do better, and to make a difference in my life and the life of those around me—bridging the gap that leads to my success.

LOTUS Boy’s Leadership Program

 “Leading Others to Understand Success”

Purpose

To strengthen and develop the foundational skills and knowledge necessary for the emotional growth, development and academic success of male students.

Leadership CREED

“Prosperity stands on the foundation of character, and there is not, in all the wide universe, any other foundation.” —James Allen

Positive Psychology

This component of the program will focus on establishing a positive effect and building optimism and resilience. In doing so, the program’s predicted outcome is to decrease negative behaviors while increasing positive behaviors ultimately.

Workforce Readiness (College/ Career Readiness)

The component of the program will focus on exploring and planning life after high school. This includes 1. Short-term and long-term goal setting   2. Personal Statements 3. Resume Building. Career Interest Surveys 5. College Application Action Plan 6. Interview Prep 

Character Development 

The program focuses on several areas:

  1.  The Importance of Education 
  2. Showing Respect for Authority 
  3. Building a Positive Reputation 
  4. Developing Personal Values 
  5. Handling Peer Pressure 
  6. Managing Anger and Aggression 
  7. Employability and Work

 

End of Year Leadership Dinner

Overview and Purpose

R.O.N., with support from sponsors, will host this event, bringing together students, families, partners, public officials, business leaders, public school staff in and beyond our community to celebrate the students’ successes throughout the school year. Speakers will share their testimonies in support of the organization’s mission to bridge the gap that will lead to each students’ path to success. This gathering will fuel and ignite the God-given gift in each young person we support. We will empower them to rise about their circumstances and encourage and assist them in reaching their full potential. This will serve as the annual end of year award gala for the active members of each of the leadership programs. Each year will have a different theme. Tickets will be sold for this event. Students in the program and parents will not be charged to attend this function. Students will also receive certificates from the organization, county, and state. A gift will also be given to each student who completes the program cycle. Funds raised through this event will support students who will enter post-secondary education after graduating for scholarships.