Polished Pebbles Pillar: Community

We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.

– Marian Wright Edelman, President and Founder of Children’s Defense Fund

Just as Marian Wright Edelman says in the quote, we want our girls in Polished Pebbles to strive to make “small daily differences”. We want them to learn the importance of community and helping to build community. Even further, we hope to create a community with Polished Pebbles. Here is the description of our Community Pillar:

COMMUNITY – A primary goal of our program is to create a space and place for members of the schools’ communities and the city’s corporate residents to impact youth and bring about change in their local communities. This also includes deliberate efforts to create parental engagement events to inform parents about program activities and get them involved with the learning objectives to some degree.

➢ 21st Century Skill Building Blocks Addressed: Social Awareness, Verbal Communication, Planning for Success)

Here are some ways we help build community and give back to our community with Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program.

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Our ladies met with Alderman Hairston and toured South Shore Cultural Center, where they discussed ways to implement change in community.

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Our Polished Pebbles girls and other women in the community put together care packages for people experiencing homelessness. 

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Our Second Saturday programming is open to all people in our community to share and learn together! Here we had just finished our Annual Women’s Career Panel.

 

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