There are a number of mentor and leadership programs serving the community. The Black Diamond's program difference is that we believe that there is significant value added with adult-role-modeling programs by offering a minority led program. It is inspiring to connect with successful people that you can relate to, not just in interests but they look like you.
We serve minority females between the ages of 13-18. This program is for young ladies of a variety of ethnic backgrounds, forming an alliance and network to support, advocate, and share in opportunities to make a difference in the world.
Our Minority Young Women's Leadership Fellowship is offered to the top 25 leading young ladies in the Saint Louis area.
The black diamond is unique, it is the toughest form of a natural diamond, absorbs light, and is made up of millions of smaller crystals. Although there are many theories of the black diamond we are only accepting the connection that minority young women are tough and full of wonderful gifts and light that can make their communities brighter.
Our leadership development program utilizes evidence-based practices including supportive psychotherapy, integration of training on seven components of resiliency and leadership skills development. Leading to our impact objectives for each young women in program:
1. Finding and using their voice.
2. Identifying ways to embrace the uniqueness of their ethnicity.
3. Skills in strategic decision-making.
4. Skills in value-based decision-making skills.
5. Express an improved sense of wellbeing and self-confidence.
6. Organizational skills.
7. Building skills in resiliency: competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping, and control.
8. Identify a vision for themselves.
9. Access to a safe space network for support, connections, opportunity, empowerment and education.
If you believe that you have value to add and the heart of compassion to be a part of making a difference on one-to-one basis. Join our mentor program as a mentor, we only ask that you set aside time for at least 1 outing per month.
We are planning to launch a tutoring program for the following subject areas:
English Language Arts
We are accepting applications for tutors aged 18 and older. Apply now, if you have a passion for tutoring in small group of 2 students at local library locations for the Black Diamonds Program. We are offering $18/hour!
Ladies, we already that you have worked hard to get where you are, represent your industry as a role-model for our ladies! We offer career seminars where you can join a panel or speak on your industry/career to inspire and engage interest from the younger generation.
If you're interested in one of our open positions, start by applying here and attaching your resume.
We have the following positions available:
Trauma-Informed Mentors (Volunteer)- Mentor 1 or 2 young ladies by taking them out and connecting with them for for at minimum 1 outing per month to expand our young ladies support network.
Program Coordinator (Volunteer)- Support the Founder by coordinating all volunteers and programs.
Career Ambassador(Volunteer)- We are reaching out to minority women of all ethnicities to apply and represent as role-models in building a network of support and empowerment for younger minority women! The Career Ambassadors sign-up for at least 2-3 meetings annually to represent an industry, as a panel or a presenter to discuss the pros and cons of the industry and how to navigate and succeed. The Industries we need include: Finance, Banking, Engineering, Medicine, Healthcare, Legal, Real Estate, Journalism, Broadcasting, Music & Arts, Photography, Marketing, Science, Executive Leadership, Technology, Military, Sales, Investments, Insurance, Entertainment, Public Administration, Operations Management, Advertising, Human Resources, Cosmetology, Restraraunts/Dining, and Hospitals.
Collegiate Ambassador (Volunteer)- Calling all minority college ladies! Please join our cause to mentor, and providing teaching opportunities for girls to build their self-confidence, and find their voice in a safe space. Apply today!
Seminar Speaker- If you have ample experience in the related topic and a passion to invest in our youth please apply to be a speaker. Speak for 15 minutes on one of the following seminar topics, also remain for the entirety of the seminar for follow-up questions and activities. This years seminar topics: Building Wealth, Keeping Your Center In The Storm, Building & Maintaining Lasting Relationships, Boss Lady: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.
70% of adults have experienced some type of traumatic event.
2/3 of children report at least 1 traumatic event by the age of 16.