Our Journey in Irving, Texas

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During our Year-End-Giving Campaign we want to highlight our various sites and programs offered by Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program. This week we are down south in Texas. We have started a new chapter at Haley Elementary School and were so excited to meet our new pebbles. Here are a few snapshots of our new beginning in Texas! Continue reading

Help Your Child Succeed: Praise The Process

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We want children to succeed in life. Whether you are a parent, sibling, aunt/uncle, teacher, mentor, or friend, you want to see a young child develop into a healthy, successful adult. As a mentoring program, Polished Pebbles tries its best to prepare our girls for bright futures. And we do so by challenging them. We encourage our girls to practice their communication skills, move outside of their comfort zones, and give us their best.

Now, what if you learned that how you praise children can affect their mindset and even values? Continue reading

Women of Color at the Polls

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This past Tuesday, November 8, marked election day for the United States. It is our day to exercise our right to vote and have our voices heard on our country’s future. It is a privilege that should not be taken lightly, as there are many in the world who do not have such a right. For women, especially women of color, this was true in the United States. Continue reading

Polished Pebbles Annual Report

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We want to share with you our Annual Report for 2016. Polished Pebbles has been working hard this year to further develop our girls mentoring program. We have grown to new states and even on to college! This has all been due to your love and support of Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program and your desire to see our girls SHINE! Continue reading

Are Black Beauty Standards Better About Inclusion?

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Last week we shared with you how young, black girls can be ostracized and hurt by white beauty standards. Our society has normalized white beauty leaving little to no space for women of color. This doesn’t mean women of color have been quiet…not at all! There have been many movements created by women of color to celebrate their unique beauty. And we love all that self-love! Although we are creating space and change in society with these movements and with these ideas, we are still not perfect. Continue reading