Six-Week Empowerment Program Coming in October for Plainfield Girls
‘Stepping In and Stepping Up’ Sponsored by Housing of Authority of Plainfield will Mentor Young Women in the Area
PLAINFIELD, NJ – – On , Yes Girl, Inc., in conjunction with the Housing Authority of Plainfield, will host a six-week empowerment program for girls ages 13-21 in the Plainfield area.
The program, titled “Stepping In and Stepping Up”, will be held at the HAP Technical Center, 543 West 3rd Street, from , and will cover topics such as self-empowerment, financial stability, reproductive health, and career advice.
Yes Girl, Inc. is a nonprofit organization geared towards empowering women and girls to become leaders and change agents in their communities by building self-esteem, embracing inner creativity, and developing positive social capital. Since its inception in 2014, Yes Girl, Inc. has conducted programs with the Durham Housing Authority and Global Scholars Academy both in North Carolina, and even mentored some female youth in Monrovia, Liberia.
“I believe it is important to invest in our youth,” said Nia Baskerville, CEO of Yes Girl, Inc. and Plainfield native. “I am especially excited about this project because I have the opportunity to give back to my hometown.”
The “Stepping In and Stepping Up” program is a part of the Housing Authority of Plainfield’s Family Self Sufficiency initiative. Participating alongside Yes Girl Inc. in the initiative is C.U.R.E., a youth mentoring group for young men. C.U.R.E. will also host programs next month.
“For some time now, the Family Self Sufficiency program has been waiting for the right, grass roots organizations to partner with to bring our vision to light. Yes Girl Inc. and C.U.R.E. did just that,” said Nydiadra Rivers, FSS Coordinator at the Housing Authority of Plainfield. “With Yes Girl Inc. cultivating our young women and C.U.R.E. maintaining the same direction with our young men, our mission of promoting self sufficiency among the youth and building future leaders will be achieved.”
Yes Girl, Inc. will hold a meet and greet event on firstname.lastname@example.org or Nydiadra Rivers at email@example.com. from at the HAP Technical Center to kick off the six-week program. For more information, please email Nia Baskervile at
ABOUT YES GIRL, INC.
The mission of Yes Girl, Inc. is to empower women and girls to become leaders and change agents in their communities’ by building self-esteem, embracing inner creativity, and developing positive social capital. Yes Girl offers a series of models and interventions that contribute to the mental, physical and social health of the active participant. Interventions are designed to serve communities, faith based organizations, middle and high schools, post-educational academic settings, and other nonprofits.