The Beverly Hills West (CA) Chapter's school-based Mentoring Program is a unique “group model” for at-risk ,urban middle school age girls between the ages of 10-13, aimed to prevent behavioral disabilities, reduce office discipline referrals, and improve girls connectedness to school, peers, teachers and other adults. Our multi-tiered, research-based signature program, in partnership with Grace Hopper STEM Academy (an independent chapter school in association with IUSD), focuses on the holistic development of adolescents with attention paid to educational attainment/success, career exploration, civic responsibility, character and leadership development while preparing youth for their next educational and life's journey.
Through collaboration of all five facets, our Umbrella program will extend throughout the greater Los Angeles and surrounding areas with organized back-to-school fairs and community symposiums/forums. Topics such as: self-esteem, mindfulness, setting goals, anti-bullying and pro social behaviors are integrated into our mentoring program. The chapter's umbrella program epitomizes the core values of The Links, Incorporated...it's transformational , utilizes the service delivery model, and addresses current issues, concerns, and needs that impact the lives of a targeted population in a global community of color.