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Monthly Archives: January 2018
MLK Day: Volunteers Help With Polished Pebbles Office
This past weekend, the community came together to help us renovate our new office space! Over MLK weekend, University of Chicago and UChicago Engagement brought people together for our service project. With their help, we are so much closer to having a beautiful office to house and inspire Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program! Continue reading
“Black is Beautiful” Tied to Academic Performance
The phrase “black is beautiful” is said to boost confidence and esteem among the African-American community, but it can have a much stronger impact! A new research study has found that positive racial identity can act as a protective factor in school, increasing academic performance. Continue reading
Why Mentor IRL?
January marks National Mentoring Month. It’s a month not only to celebrate the mentors in our lives and communities, but also reflect on the importance of mentoring. Throughout our lives, we have all had people that impacted our lives for the better. Continue reading