Leadership Mentoring Programs - Stand UP Foundation

Leadership Mentoring Programs

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Our gender specific mentoring workshops for Middle School girls provide young women with the tools to deal with their ever-changing environment and internal landscapes. Upon the conclusion of each session, regardless of topics, our overall goal remains the same. We hope each girl will leave with a newfound confidence, compassion, and grace as well as the ability to build and maintain healthy, positive relationships. We believe that by creating a peer-to-peer mentorship program we will be truly creating connection and establishing relationships based on guidance that will last a lifetime. 

Expectations and Activities

Our peer-to-peer programming provides opportunity for young women of various ages to interact, have fun and learn from and with each other. While integration is useful, we also still find it important to offer certain groups, which are designed with a specific age group concentration in mind for maximum benefit. Likewise, we offer gender specific leadership retreats, which includes our full length week retreats as well as our year round, “Splash Sessions”, to create a safe space for girls to explore their worlds. No matter what age or gender of a group, the focus at Stand UP is always to support and facilitate wise decision-making, effective communication skills, friendship building, stress-reduction, tech smarts (and safety), and increased self-esteem and confidence with others and in relating to oneself and one’s body image.

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The Middle School Crew Our "Crew" includes a variety of activities, including attending high school facilitated workshops, philanthropy events and fundraisers. The program is a semester commitment to allow for the bonds to be created and then nurtured. The program costs include programming facilitated by licensed and trained counselors/educators, supplies, activities; such as group discussions, films, role plays, community speakers/presenters, games, community service involvement, and of course friendships for life! For more info, please click here. 

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Our Middle School Leadership Retreats are scheduled 2ce a year (usually during holiday vacations), from 9:30am-3pm and designed as an opportunity for our middle school members to host a community event day for other middle school students to learn about the topics they have been learning over the semester. This is like a showcase for our members to show off their new found knowledge with peers and community! Non-Members will pay a small fee to attend this event (based on activities covered). For more info about upcoming events, please visit our calendar by clicking here.

Summer Leadership Retreats! 

Our Retreat programs provide opportunity for young adults of various ages and both genders to interact, have fun and learn from and with each other. While integration is useful, we also still find it important to offer gender specific retreats to create a safe space for girls and boys to explore their worlds separately.

However, we do have "retreat wars" on Fridays, allowing healthy collaboration and competitions! The daily schedule is composed of activities and jam-packed with learning, fun, and team-building. For more information, please click here. 

“We leave no stone unturned!”:

  • Body Image
  • Friendship Skills
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  • Technology
  • Boundaries and Safety Skills
  • Media Literacy
  • Alcohol and Drug Education/Refusal Skills
  • Self-Reliance
  • Career Exploration
  • Study Habits
  • Effective Learning Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Communication Skills
  • Gender Specific Issues
  • Relationship Skills
  • Exploration of Faith and related issues
  • Speakers from the Community
  • Role Playing
  • Peer Lead Projects
  • Community Service Opportunities

Our primary goal is to offer solutions for all generations to rely on through the turbulent time of adolescence. The Stand UP Foundation hopes to leave “no stone ” uncovered! In today’s high-pressured world, your child or teen’s confidence, well-being, and personal growth are essential.


Who Should Attend Stand UP Leadership Retreats and Programs? 

Our leadership retreats and programs have been designed for EVERYONE! In a socially safe environment our girls can learn to be themselves, speak up, practice listening, make new friends, and learn how to take healthy risks. Every thing they do here will benefit them in the world they live in. We want to help kids continue to make healthy choices. Our unique leadership retreats and programs allow everyone to leave feeling more confident, proud, compassionate and responsible.

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Describing to my Daughter 

This is going to be a really fun opportunity for you to not only get to make friends AND paddleboard, but also to feel confident while learning about and leading activities. The leadership retreats give you the chance to learn from older leaders and to help guide your peers and the younger generation through their worlds. The girls do a variety of fun activities, including paddleboarding, yoga, beach days, putt-putt golfing, mall excursions, arts and crafts, group discussions, watching films and you will make a ton of new friends. ”

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Please click on the Calendar and register for the event you're interested in. 

Please sign up quickly as there is limited availability per program and we can not guarantee space without payment.

We’d love to answer any questions and provide you with more information by clicking Contact Us below.

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