Girls Empowering Meaningful Stories (GEMS)


Young ladies in middle and high school meet for small group mentoring and peer support. They focus on developing positive self-esteem and community through discussions, activities, community service, and teamwork. Because of this built-in support system, the young ladies are motivated and encouraged to face challenges and reach their goals in the context of community and mutual respect with their peers.

In-School Mentoring


Through partnerships with local schools, mentors create safe spaces during the school day where students are supported in small group settings towards character and academic development. Character-building activities enhance social and emotional development such as problem solving and healthy coping skills.

One-on-One Mentoring


One-on-one mentoring is the cornerstone of all New Life Centers programming. It is interwoven into all other components of programming because relationships matter to us. They are the conduit for developing a sense of self, relating to others, and learning about the world. Through mentoring relationships, youth transform how they see themselves and others.

Urban Life Skills


A violence prevention comprehensive model based on key components: mentoring, gang intervention, job readiness training, GED classes, court advocacy, social activities and family support. The New Life Centers team responds to incidences of violence by providing gang mediation and family support to avoid further acts of violence.

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