Why Island GIRL Power?
Island Girl Power was created to fill a need in the community for education and empowerment for girls to succeed. The reason for our focus on girls is simple, girls become moms! Mothers generally pass on culture and traditions to their children. They also show by example dream building and goal setting. In a community with high rates of teen pregnancy we have seen lower expectations on education and less dream-building for the future. We seek the offer positive alternatives and horizon expanding activities for all girls. Getting girls to look into higher education and a variety of career options is good for the entire community. This has been a great starting pointfor more after-school activities for all youth.
Is Island Girl Power a Non-Profit Organization?
No. Alone we are not a non-profit organization. However, we are a program of The Ayuda Foundtion. The Ayuda Foundation is a Non-Profit Organization. The Ayuda Foundation consists of 6 programs: Medical Missions to Micronesia, Emergency Relief to Micronesia, Reach Out and Read, HIV AIDS Education, Island Girl Power and Books to Micronesia. The Ayuda Foundation is run by volunteers.
How is IGP Funded?
We currently receive funding from a variety of sources. There are a couple of mini-grants from Public Health Rape Prevention and The PacifiCare Foundation. We have Corporate Sponsors as well that donate upon request such as Continental Airlines, Macy’s, Duty Free, Hawaiian Intercontinental, Pacific Island Appraisals and Underwater World. Much of our funding still comes from fundraising events like our annual raffle, carnivals, quarterly rummage sales, bi-annual car washes, drop boxes and other events. We seek to increase funding from foundation type grants this year.
Why should we volunteer with IGP?
Volunteering with any youth based organization is a great use of your time and there are many groups out there can use more volunteers. What makes IGP special is our focus on the prevention of teen pregnancy, suicide, substance and sexual abuse. We opened our doors to young ladies from any socio-economic background. Our program has no registration fee and little to no individual class fees. We have also expanded the use of our facility and after-school programs to include activities for boys and girls. We are very proud of our close relationship with after-school programs at Benavente Middle School. With as little as 2 hours a week we can make the most use of your volunteer time.
How can we help IGP?
Support for IGP is needed in many ways.
We are looking for:
*Volunteer Coordinators, Instructors, Mentors, Tutors, Supervisors, Big Sisters and Brothers. We will work with your schedule..
*Donations of items for our quarterly rummage sales, cooking classes, and library.
*Sponsors able to contribute financial support to our program or prizes for our annual raffle drawing.
*Corporate Friends that can assist with renovation projects and operational needs.
Thanks to GuamWEBZ, Advance Management, CyberTech, Kautz & Sons, K Cleaning and Fence Masters.
*Help us spread the word about what IGP needs.
Give out our email email@example.com and pager #635-2266 to friends that can help.
*Help us promote Positive Role Models in our community.