Programs

Fall 2020 Cohort

Program Overview
Leading Ladies of Legacy programs are girls-only, safe space gatherings that meet once weekly after school, during school, and/or on Saturdays at local schools, community centers, youth-serving organizations, and our own facilities. A typical group serves 20-25 girls. A typical session features a guided conversation/activity led by one highly trained Adult Program Coordinator. Topics might include school, identity, self-awareness, diversity, relationships with family, or college, and careers.


Leading Ladies of Legacy addresses the interconnected issues of poverty, teen pregnancy, violence, and lack of educational attainment at their very roots, by working with girls during the critical pre-teen years, when personal choices that are made can have lifelong consequences. Leading Ladies of Legacy girls build leadership skills and character traits such as honesty, personal accountability, learning to listen to the viewpoints of others, clear communication, critical thinking about life and its choices and sound decision making. Through goal setting our girls work on reaching tangible goals. These skills are essential to success in school, work and life.


Additional program elements include ongoing academic support, annual college tour, community field trips, guest speakers, and many other unique components. We also understand that some habits have already been established by the teen years so we’ve developed enrichment programs for elementary and middle school girls to prepare them for our signature teen programs.

Our Mentoring Programs

Little Ladies League (Girls ages 5-9)
The Little Ladies League is our character development program for our girls. Girls will meet weekly to discover their character through reading, performing arts, and community service. By exploring their world and their place in it, our goal is that girls will develop a greater sense of purpose. The sessions will focus on:

  • Social and Emotional Skills
  • Moral Character
  • Literacy
  • Introduction to the Performing Arts

Lovely Ladies League (Middle Schoolers Only)
Lovely Ladies is a weekly empowerment/mentoring session for our middle school girls. The program is unique from other mentoring programs because it utilizes a group mentoring model. The activities range from workshops and focus groups to social and cultural field trips. The workshops focus on five main areas:

  • Positive Self Identity and Self Esteem
  • Personal Vision and Goals
  • Social and Emotional Skills
  • Moral Character
  • Academic Success and Work Ethic

Our Values and Beliefs


Leading Ladies of Legacy was founded under four principles.

Character
Moral or ethical quality
Qualities of honesty, courage or the like
We are a challenging and supportive group of girls, ladies, and women who are developing character. We lay the foundation for ourselves. Through character development, we unlock our unique potential. We learn to utilize our intellectual, emotional, and spiritual resources.

Education
Act of acquiring knowledge
Developing the powers to judgment and preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life
The most important thing we can obtain in this world is knowledge. Knowledge comes in many forms through schooling, reading,
talking, and experiencing. We will challenge and expose our members to knowledge and develop inquiry skills.

Leadership
Ability to lead, guide or direct
As a leader, we help others to learn just as we have been helped. We ask the best of others just as someone shaped the best in us.

Service
An act of helpful activity, help; aid
“I hear and I forget
I see- and I remember But I do and I understand”
The pursuit of destiny requires our true best and our true best cannot be attained without the help of others. Active service helps us to understand others, our community, and ourselves.

Register Now for Fall 2020

2020 Mentoring Registration Form
Grade Level *

After submitting the form above DOWNLOAD the Printed Application HERE: https://leadingladiesoflegacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Girls-Mentoring-Program-Packet-2015.pdf

Please scan and return to rcoley@leadingladiesoflegacy.org or mail to Leading Ladies of Legacy PO Box 201581 Montgomery, AL 36116