Passing the Torch Female Mentoring Program was established by strong, dedicated ,and caring female community leaders in Kentwood, Louisiana. The purpose of this organization is to serve as an outlet and resource for girls ages 8-18 years of age to be able to be encouraged, motivated and inspired to achieve success despite their poverty stricken environments. This organization specifically targets girls, since so many times the we realize that the young females of this community are all too often forgotten, in the school system, community, and sadly inside their own homes. Our organization provides various educational workshops on self esteem, health education, social skills, educational socials, girls night out, fashion shows, holiday socials, back to school back pack giveaways,movie nights, cultural and educational field trips that expose the children to the arts. Passing the Torch Female Mentoing program is vital to the Kentwood Louisiana community and has quickly began reaching out beyond our community to the neighboring communities of Amite, Louisiana, and Hammond Louisiana. The young girls experience a sense of worth and value within our organization that many of them lack in the home setting.
We have been able to function through the generous time and monetary donations of our mentors and a few community resources. Many times we have to go into our own pockets to buy food, clothing, and supplies for our mentees. The mentors are very dedicated and are committed to making a positive change for the children in the community to impact their chance of being successful.